Saturday, January 22, 2011

'VUES DE PARIS'



Georges Stein was a French painter who specialized in poetic Parisian scenes imbued with nostalgia for a belle-epoque France. The window Stein provides into this earlier period of Parisian life offers the viewer a visual history of France and a personal connection to this provocative time. In his works, Stein captures the theatre of this iconic city with its flower vendors, gentlemen, children with nannies, and grandes duchesses, amongst other characters. He successfully merges these fascinating Parisians with well-known buildings, arrondissements, and places, thereby guiding us through Paris in a series of intimate glimpses.
(angeloilpainting.com)


A Street Scene In Bern
From artmight.com


A Sunny Day In Paris
From artmight.com


Rue du Colisee
Oil on Canvas, 1926
Private collection
From ARC at artrenewal.com


Evening on a Parisian Boulevard
Gouache
Private collection
From ARC at artrenewal.com


Les quais pres de Notre Dame
Oil On Canvas
Private collection
From ARC at artrenewal.com


El Bois de Boulogne
From 2.bp.blogspot.com


Parlamentsplatz
From bern-1914.org


A Flower Market along the Seine
From artmight.com


Flower Market along the Seine features the well-known Quai de l'Horloge in Paris. Located at the far end of the Ile de la Cite, this quai is framed by the Palais de Justice (law courts) and Tour de l'Horloge (clock tower) to the left and river Seine to the right. There is also an exquisite flower market at this quai which has attracted locals and visitors for decades. Stein captures the vibrant colors and an array of blossoms in this work and also includes a fashionable young Parisian in the foreground, clutching a bouquet of freshly purchased flowers.
(angeloilpainting.com)


Busy Traffic On The Champs Elysees Paris
From artmight.com


Mercado de Flores
From 2.bp.blogspot.com


Arco de Triunfo de L'Etoile
From 2.bp.blogspot.com


Iglesia de Notre Dame
From 2.bp.blogspot.com


El Moulin Rouge de Noche
From 2.bp.blogspot.com


Notre Dame vista desde L'Île Saint-Louis
From 2.bp.blogspot.com


Vista da Casa de Ópera, Paris
From joserosarioart.blogspot.com


Georges Stein is considered a Paris Boulevard painter and water colorist from the French school. He was born circa. 1870. However, there is confusion as to whether he was born in London or Paris. Since most of his paintings depict the wonderfully colorful streets of Paris, one would place his birth in France, as do the French. Georges Stein’s paintings are filled with movement, color, the smells and the sounds found only on an atmospheric wet street in the heart of Paris. He uses his genius to render each works in pastel, watercolor, and gouache, which very few artists can master. He masterfully creates scene that enables the viewer to feel like they are participating in the everyday hustle and bustle of the streets.
(haynesfineart.com)

Photos from Paris Exposition Univeselle de 1900:
(All photos from bern-1914.org)


Pont Alexandre - Avenue Nicolas II


Champs-Elysées - Le Petit Palais


Champs-Elysées - Le Grand Palais


Le Pont Alexandre


Porte des Invalides - Rue de Grenelle


Ponte des Invalides & Rue des Nations


Le Vieux Paris


Les Rives de la Seine - Vue d'Ensemble prise du Trocadéro


Champ-de-Mars - Vue d'Ensemble prise du Château-d'Eau


Trocadéro & Champ-de-Mars - Vue prise du Trocadéro


A painter who specialized in views of Paris, Georges Stein was an artist who transcribed perfectly the ambiance, elegance and gaiety of the Belle Epoque. In his many works in oil and watercolor, Stein represented views emblematic of the French capital: the Champs-Elysees, Ile de la Cité, and all of the grand boulevards. These he peopled with elegant carriages, well-turned-out young women, chevaliers in uniform, bicyclists, and other Belle Epoque types. His works serve as a visual record of the costume, manners and public leisure of Paris.
(schillerandbodo.com)


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