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