Saturday, June 13, 2009

Figuratism Fascination


LUCIEN ROUDIER ELLER

"AU BAR DE PARIS"

OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED

FRANCE, C.1925

25.5 X 21 INCHES

Figuratism paintings of the turn of the century tell the haunting and mysterious stories of days gone by. So sexy yet dramatic and dark. Papillon Gallery, here in Los Angeles, specializes in European and American paintings and sculpture from the period 1890-1950, with emphasis on the School of Paris. Modernist figurative works that capture the ambiance of the period of particular focus. As avid art enthusiasts, these are splendid additions to any eccentric home.





RAYMOND FEUILLATTE

"FEMMES AU BAR"

WATERCOLOR, SIGNED, C.1930


3 comments:

Meade Design Group said...

Really cool topic - I like the sense of sophistication of these paintings. They have a first intention and they are not over worked. Because of that they still feel very current.

Anne Marie said...

~John Singer Sargent is one of my favorite portrait artists

~I very much like the first painting in this post....it is fun and appealing~

WandR HOME said...

Mr. Meade darling, glad you and Anne Marie enjoyed the artwork. Rare and intriguing early 20c European portraits are so captivating.