This is the type of painting that stops you in your tracks. You can stare at it for hours as the olive trees come to live, ancient monarchs marching through the countryside. If you have spent much time in Spain or Italy, the olive trees have their own sort of wisdom. We fell in love with this playful adaptation of the olives trees on parade. We purchased this piece in South Carolina, but its clear that it somehow made its way across the Atlantic.
Montaner was born in Palma, Spain. The son and disciple of Spanish sculptor Miguel Vadell Pastor. He is known for his landscapes and still life paintings. This wonderful foray into the 20th century surrealism has been used in a number of Hollywood movie productions.
Framed: 27 x 22.5
Unframed: 23.5 x 18.5
Signed (lower right) G. Vadell
Verso Guillem Vadell Montaner (1915-1978)
In original distressed wooden frame c. 1945