Sunday, January 16, 2022

01 Painting, Streets of Paris, by the artists of their time, Victor Gabriel Gilbert, Part 77

Victor Gabriel Gilbert, 1847 Paris - 1935 ibid 
STREET SCENE WITH WEEKLY MARKET FROM OLD PARIS
Oil on wood
42 x 55 cm
Private collection

On a paved road, playing on the two dogs, a coachman with light straw hat and blue jacket tries to carry out his horse to horse-drawn carriage. He will be watched by numerous passers-by who are facing retail shops. In the background, the view is released to other buildings in the city and other figures. Left a large retail store with display, offered on the various fruits and vegetables in bright colors for sale. The saleswoman seen from behind in a white apron is talking to a young woman carrying a little girl in pink garment that gets an apple handed. Evocative playing a street view with the bright fruit such as red strawberries, cherries, plums blue, orange-red glowing apples and yellow lemons and tomatoes,color against the brown-beige and gray tones else in captured image is highlighted. More on this painting

Victor Gabriel Gilbert born in Paris the 13 February 1847 and died in the 21 July 1933. He was a French painter. He is buried in Montmartre cemetery in Paris. In 1860 he apprenticed to a painter and decorator. He followed with evening art classes under the direction of Father Levasseur, the School of the City of Paris. In the late 1870s, his taste for naturalism is developed and he turned to genre painting with scenes of streets, cafes, markets, especially that of Halles . He obtained a second class medal at the Salon of 1880 and a silver medal at the 1889 World Fair . It becomes a member of the French Society of Artists in 1914.

Victor Gilbert was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1897, and received the Prix Léon Bonnat in 1926. More on Victor Gabriel Gilbert





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