Géo Vermeire
( Belgian, 1877 - 1947 )

Porte de Hal, Brussels

Inventory # 51360

Original pastel on paper. Hand signed by the artist in blue pencil, lower left. In excellent conditions, framed with museum quality conservation materials.

Dimensions: unframed: 29" x 26"; framed: 33 1/8" x 31 1/4"

Vermeire is recognized as a pastellist and as an oil painter. This atmospheric pastel entitled "La Porte de Hal" in Brussels was done in the beginning of the 20th century. The twilight hour also called "l'heure bleue" is captured with extraordinary immediacy, mystery, and romanticism. La Porte de Hal is the only remaining gate of a medieval wall, which at a time surrounded the whole town of Brussels. Vermeire's work can be seen in private collections in Brussels, Paris, Cannes, London, and Amsterdam.

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