antoine blanchard

13 06 2014

ANTOINE BLANCHARD, 1910 – 1988, is the pseudonym that french painter MARCEL MASSON chose, to experiment with nostalgic views of paris based on photo reference that he had collected from the turn of the century, the BELLE EPOCHE period. like EDOUARD CORTES and EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE, LUIGI LOIR and JEAN BERAUD, he started to paint paris street scenes, often the same views in different seasons and weather situations. he became immensely popular and his style was faked by a lot of artists, using even his signature since the name was not copyrighted. different from CORTES expressive painting style BLANCHARD used smaller brush strokes characteristic to the great masters of the impressionist period, he used more vibrant colors and his motifs with pedestrians in period fashion are more alive than compared to his predecessors.

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© antoine blanchard

eugene galien-laloue 8

9 04 2011

© eugene galien-laloue

eugene galien-laloue 7

1 07 2010

© eugene galien-laloue

eugene galien-laloue 6

15 04 2010

some more paintings from the ‘BELLE EPOQUE’, 1890 – 1900, from two of the PARISIAN PAINTERSEDOUARD-LEON CORTES and EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE.

© edouard-leon cortes / eugene galien-laloue

eugene galien-laloue 5

8 02 2010

© eugene galien-laloue

eugene galien-laloue 4

14 01 2010

© eugene galien-laloue

eugene galien-laloue 3

28 12 2009

some more ‘belle epoque’ paintings from EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE. the first one is from EDOUARD-LEON CORTES, to show you that the parisian painters apparently had their same favorite motifs. and, as you can see, even GALIEN-LALOUE himself painted a lot of the same motifs all over again through the different times of the year. another reason for that was that photography had become popular and GALIEN-LALOUE probably preferred to work in his studio from reference photos.

© eugene galien-laloue / edouard-leon cortes


3 12 2009

during the period around the BELLE EPOCHE, 1890 – 1900, is a genre ‘PARISIANISM’, created by four painters – THE PAINTERS OF PARIS -, LUIGI LOIR ( 1845 – 1916 ), JEAN BERAUD ( 1849 – 1936 ), EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE ( 1854 – 1941 ) and EDOUARD-LEON CORTES ( 1882 – 1969 ). towards the end of the nineteenth century there were dramatic industrial, technological and economic changes in france, and the artists of that time recognized the importance to document the modern day life. it was said about BERAUD that he painted ‘the parisians of paris’, but LOIR to paint ‘the paris of the parisians’. I introduced you already to EUGENE GALIEN-LALOUE, my favorite artist of the group of four. here now is some of their artwork for you to compare.





© luigi loir / jean beraud / eugene galien-laloue / edouard-leon cortez


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