The Blue gloves

René Gruau 

The Blue gloves
Oil on canvas signed lower right
Dimensions : 
92 x 72 cm / 36.22 x 28.35 inch
Dimensions with frame : 
109 x 89 cm / 42.91 x 35.04 inch

Description of the artwork

This painting has been realized around 1940 for Roger Fare, the « king of gloves » in France in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
It has been ordered directly by the glove-maker to René Gruau who begun his carrer in publicity at this time. The artist was already working with Givenchy and many fashion creators. The Roger Fare’s house was located in the heart of the 8th district in Paris, the heart of fashion too. It served as a workshop and store for custom-made gloves, and was only decorated with paintings depicting gloved women.
In our painting, Gruau has represented an elegant woman in the pure spirit of the woman in his art, leaned on the guardrail of the balcony at the Opera. The eye is immediately attracted by the curve of the red balcony, the red lips of the elegant and of course the color of the gloves.


Roger Faré, Gloves maker

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