I spotted this image by Bernard Buffet in a World of Interiors yesterday, and then put in a tiny bit of effort to find out more about this artist.My skim of the Wikipedia page and Musee Bernard Buffet page told me that Buffet was a painter in Paris from the mid 1940s, and he died in 1999. He exhibited frequently, and had his first retrospective show at the age of 30. He died of suicide after getting Parkinsons disease that stopped him from working.
While I looked through the Google image search of his work, I found myself strongly attracted to the colours and lines that Buffet used in his interiors and still lives, but somewhat repelled by his paintings of clowns, and crucified Christs, which seemed a bit cartoony, stiff and (sorry Bernard) kitsch. Although he uses the same kinds of colours and lines for both, they seem to work more successfully in the depiction of inanimate objects.
Visit the Musee Bernard Buffet website for a more erudite and forgiving approach to this painter’s work.