ON A WALK, A. Moreau, pastel, late 19th - early 20th century

A picture showing a young woman against a seaside landscape.

France, late 19th - early 20th century

Adrien Moreau (1843-1906)

Pastel

Signed.

Dim. with frame: 149.5 x 117 cm. Dim. without frame: 128 x 96 cm.

Preservation condition: painting after conservation treatments.

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20 000 zł tax incl.

The artist used a portrait shot - the model was shown from the knees upwards, her face facing the viewer. The protagonist holds a cane in her hand, which was supposed to help her wander the seaside cliffs. A young woman presents a modern, everyday outfit in bright colors. A generic landscape scene depicted in a bright, whitened color palette taken from the Impressionists.

style = "color: # 888888;">Adrien Moreau (1843-1906) - French genre and historical painter. Born in Troyes, he began his artistic career by learning how to make stained glass, but later moved to the School of Fine Arts in Paris. He studied under Isidore Pils - a historical painter. In 1868, Moreau made his debut at the Salon in Paris with a composition on a religious theme. The artist remained active at the Salon until the end of his life. In 1871, his studio was destroyed by an explosion as a result of the hostilities against Prussia. During his many years of artistic activity, Moreau was constantly experimenting - he painted works relating to historical events, genre scenes from the Middle Ages, Rococo, and contemporary scenes in the spirit of naturalism. At the turn of the century, works inspired by impressionists were created, showing women in the landscape. Moreau's works have gained popularity not only in Europe but also in the United States.

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