Wioska Giran, Emile Georges (1870 - 1902)


Emile Georges Giran (1870-1902) was a French painter, educated in Paris. He first presented his works at the Salon Société des Artistes Français in 1890, and for the following years he exhibited at the Salon Société Nationale des BeauxArts. He was engaged in landscape and portrait painting in oil and pastel technique. A popular motif he depicted were interior scenes characterized by a strong mood. He also dealt with lithography, gaining popularity by creating posters.

Description of the painting:

The work shows a view of a village. It is created with rough strokes of a brush, especially noticeable in the foreground. There is a grassy space visible there. The second plan contains a windowless building, probably a barn. There are three haystacks arranged to the right of it. On the third plan, the roofs of further buildings and tree crowns are drawn. The upper part of the canvas is occupied by the sky shown in shades of blue.

The artist used warm colors in the painting. Browns and warm greens dominate. The view depicted in the painting is blurred, the contours are blurred. It seems as if this was a deliberate move. It is possible that Giran wanted to depict a weather phenomenon that appears on hot days, when, under the influence of hot air rising, a mirage is created.