"View of Paris"(2,164 views)
Description: Antoine Blanchard was often introduced to collectors as the foremost artist of Parisian street scenes. (B. 1910) in a small in the Loire Valley near Blois. In 1932 he moved to Paris to Study at the world famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts., Blanchard was awarded the Prix de Rome, upon completing his studies, an honor rarely given to an artist of his young age. The following years were spent in Paris recording scenes of the citys bustling streets characterized by glowing street lamps, flower vendors pushing carts full of brilliantly-colored bouquets and fashionable pedestrians crowding the sidewalks. Art critics have compared his works to the traditional Paris street scenes painted in the late 1800s and early 1900s in both style and subject matter. It is, however, important to note that Blanchards pieces are more delicate in brushwork, more generous in color and more alive in movement than those of his predecessors. Combining his years of classical training with innovative techniques of the 20th century, Blanchard was a trendsetter. With immense imagination, profound understanding of color and light, and accuracy in architectural detail, Blanchard has continually delighted the art world with his compositions.
Condition Report: Good
Artist or Maker: Antoine Blanchard
Medium: Oil Painting