08 February 2010

Blue and Green: The Sky, Water and Flora of Paris







Paris often appears to be composed of varyingshades of gray. These illustrations show the City of Light in a spectrum of cerulean blues and viridian greens. Neo-Impressionist painter Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859 –1891) created a luminous river scene using Divisionism. Whereas illustrator George Barbier(1882-1932) depicted a fanciful Fêtes Galantes by Symbolist poet PaulVerlaine with a lady dressed in 18th century costume set against alush outdoor park. She seems to have emerged from the contemporaryphotograph by Lynn Geesaman of Parc de Bagatelle, Paris1995. More of Ms. Gessaman’s workcan be found at The Robert Koch Gallery SanFrancisco.

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