SOLD – Op’art painting by Bernad Jardel


What I like

I love the very playful side of this Op’art work by Bernard Jardel, dating from 1971, at the very beginning of this movement. We obviously think of the works of Vasarely or his son Yraval, but with a less symmetrical composition.

What pep these different oranges on this blue background, these geometric shapes, squares, rectangles with two spheres! Moreover, these two spheres give a poetic-surrealist tone to this composition, as noted by Vasarely about the work of Bernard Jardel.

What an energizing palette! It is a painting full of optimism, very typical of its year of creation, 1971, before the oil crisis of 1974! Everything seems possible and we live in the joy of the barriers knocked down in 1968!

How appropriate is the frame, with its black lacquered wood and orange fabric: so 70’s!

Finally, I like the talent of this artist whose known works come from the same surrealist Op’Art.

Technical description

Bernard JARDEL (1932-1984)

Composition “71 11 41”, 1971

Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard, signed lower right, titled on the back.

The title indicates the date of creation.

Frame in black lacquered wood and orange fabric.

Dimensions and weight

Height: 46 cm – Width: 55 cm

Weight: 1kg

Mix & Match

This painting is a hymn to joy: imagine the high top of an old mahogany chest of drawers: the latter will seem resurrected! As well as any interior a little too austere! Likewise, the Danish oak living room by Borge Jensen and Sonner will be illuminated by the strident palette of this work!

Even more obvious, the cohabitation with the pair of red Space Age swivel armchairs will be very joyful. Finally, the contrast with the dark colors of the Kroken armchairs by Ake Fribytter will be energizing.

I also imagine this astonishing painting rubbing shoulders with the coffee table with its abstract decor, but expressionist and in a darker palette of the coffee table by Julien de Covemaeker, alias Juliette Belarti: always fireworks!

SKU 128 Category


To know more

The artist

Bernard Jardel, a graduate in commerce and architecture at the Beaux-Arts, was for nearly twenty years the commercial director of the family construction company Schwartz-Haumont, by day, and painter, by night. His work was described as Optical Surrealism by Victor Vasarely.

He studied architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, then left school to manage a construction company. However, his taste took over and he returned to painting, in particular abstract painting. His work often calls on his training as an architect. The taste for regular geometric planes, nuanced chromatic values, kaleidoscopic effects bring his painting quite close to optical art, with an additional atmosphere of strangeness. He exhibited at the Salon de Mai and the Salon des Grands et Jeunes. He exhibited in 1972 at the Dario and Jacqueline Boccara gallery.

A beautiful authentic painting at a fair price

This painting has been carefully selected for its aesthetic qualities, its originality and its fair price. Our choice favors above all the talent shown by Bernard Jardel in this work, guarantee of a valuation of your new acquisition in your interior and an ability to dialogue with your furniture, to agree and to mix to create a decoration. unique.

Buying a vintage painting is surely a reasonable investment, so great is the appetite for the 1960s/1970s.

Finally, buying a vintage painting preserves the resources of planet earth.

Additional information
Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 55 × 46 cm

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Dominique de Paillerets is passionate about objects and art. He likes to combine Design furniture from the 70s and the 18th century, in the spirit Combining refinement and the spirit of the seventies

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