Carnevale di Venezia
Village Breton, 1960
About the Artist
Yolande Ardissone was born in Normandy in 1927, of an Italian father and a Ukrainian mother. At the age of seventeen, she left for Paris to study at the cole des Arts Appliques and the Academie de la Grande Chaumire. Two years later, she transferred to the cole des Beaux-Arts and studied in the Atelier of Unterstellar. Following her studies, Ardissone traveled to numerous countries including Italy, Spain, Algeria, Holland, Indonesia, Egypt, Haiti, China, Thailand and Russia.
Although she has traveled throughout the world, Ardissone is primarily a painter of Brittany. Ardissones vivid, impressionistic style was strongly influenced by Gauguin, Renoir and Van Gogh. Her canvasses are painted with a mature technique, forcefully, with textured paint radiating a natural and joyful dynamism. Her painting has much in common with the Fauves (wild beasts). Ardissones use of strong color and spontaneous, forceful brushstroke takes precedence over the representation ideal of the Impressionisists. Her works have been acquired by the Ville de Paris, the Muse de lIle de France, the Muse de la Marine, lEtat etc. The Ville de Paris has awarded her the Mdaille dArgent.