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Still Life with Hydrangea
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re: Varaldo J. (V.J.) Cariani - Still Life with Hydrangea (artwork #4848)

Varaldo J. (V.J.) Cariani (1891-1969)

Still Life with Hydrangea (1933)

Oil on Canvas
22 x 26 inches
Signed lower right

This work was featured in our 2nd Annual Curated Sale of Historic Indiana Art, April 8th, 2018 at the Indianapolis Art Center.

Cleaned and conserved; contains in-painting. Custom-created, hand-leafed reproduction frame.

This painting was featured in our weekly email on 10/7/16 along with the following gallery comments:

V. J. Cariani lived nearly his entire adult working life in Nashville in a cabin next to Marie Goth, his life partner. They never married yet their relationship was an open (and very accepted) secret during their decades in Brown County. His output was nearly exclusively oils. His oil landscapes tend toward the loose and impressionistic. His still lifes (of which he did many) are generally tight and more realistic. Today’s work is a very nice, early still life featuring hydrangea. It’s set on a dark background – somewhat atypical for him — perhaps because it’s relatively early (marked as 1933, verso). It has gone through conservation and there was some loss to paint which was rectified in the conservation process. We built the frame from scratch and it was hand-leafed and top-finished to be sympathetic to the classical nature of the painting. A very nice work by one of the beloved, sought-after Brown County artists.

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