Liisa Corbière

Liisa Corbière, originally from Finland, first trained as a weaver, then studied visual arts in her country. Traveling in France in the eighties, she discovered the painting of the Provencal Masters. The sensuality and the joy of life emerging from the paintings fascinated her. She threw away her brushes and started using very colourful and thick oil-based paint, working with a spatula. The warm tones and the brilliant colours of paint applied with this tool are mixed and organized to reveal, as by magic, a landscape or a sea view.

Provence inspires her and her painting expresses an optimistic and sunny vision of it. This artist from the North, who settled in the south of France over 25 years ago, illustrates the beauty of Provence - the beauty that visitors take with them after they leave the area. She revives the idealization and splendor that natives want to communicate about the region. With a sure hand, Liisa Corbière poses the matter: in broad flat tints to portray the fields, the houses or the sea, or in small nervous touches to show a palm tree, a pine tree or flowers. Her resolutely contemporary figurative painting, with its themes, its rich colors and luminosity, is timeless – like all that is simple and beautiful.

Maison Aux Palmier a Villefrance
Maison Aux Palmier a Villefrance

40 x 40 cm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23186

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Village Perche a Cap Corse
Village Perche a Cap Corse

40 x 40 cm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23187

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Terrasse Fleurie
Terrasse Fleurie

40 x 40 cm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23193

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Port de Cassis
Port de Cassis

12F (19 11/16 x 24 1/16 inches) oil on linen painting #23194

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Roquebrune Cap Martin
Roquebrune Cap Martin

80 x 40 cm (31 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23195

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Village de Ramatuelle
Village de Ramatuelle

80 x 40 cm (31 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23196

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Ruelle A Marseille
Ruelle A Marseille

80 x 40 cm (31 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23197

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Presqu´Île de Saint Tropez
Presqu´Île de Saint Tropez

20F (23 5/8 x 28 3/4 inches) oil on linen painting #23198

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Panorama du Vieux Port Marseille
Panorama du Vieux Port Marseille

50 x 100 cm (19 11/16 x 39 3/8 inches) oil on linen painting #23199

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Reflets Du Matain, Saint Tropez
Reflets Du Matain, Saint Tropez

50 x 100 cm (19 11/16 x 39 3/8 inches) oil on linen painting #23200

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Ruelle Vers Mer, Marseille
Ruelle Vers Mer, Marseille

100 x 50 cm (39 3/8 x 19 11/16 inches) oil on linen painting #23201

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A Bonne Mere et La Criee, Marseille
A Bonne Mere et La Criee, Marseille

100 x 60 cm (39 3/8 x 23 5/8 inches) oil on linen painting #23203

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Golfe de Morbihan
Golfe de Morbihan

100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches) oil on linen painting #23204

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Riviera Francaise
Riviera Francaise

100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches) oil on linen painting #23205

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