Jean Louis Forain, Pierrot et danseuse, c. 1920(178 views)
Description: Jean Louis Forain, 1852-1931, was a French Impressionist painter who began as the protege of Edgar Degas. Forain joined the Impressionists in 1879; and participated in three out of the four highly pivotal, landmark exhibitions between 1879 and 1884. In keeping with the Impressionist School, he preferred subjects of everyday life and culture in Paris. This beautiful painting is one such fine example, depicting the ballet in Paris. In fact, his deep love of the ballet was something else he shared in common with Degas. Forain captures the essence of Impressionist light, form and color here, providing the viewer with an 'impression' of what he was seeing and painting at the time. Forain was made a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London; and was one of France's best known and revered artists during his time. He certainly helped shape and bridge the art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work is in private and public collections and museums worldwide. This painting is framed; and is accompanied by a certificate by Florence Vallois.
Notes: This work has been certified by Florence Vallois. Artwork courtesy of: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Dimensions: 36 x 29 in. (92.1 x 74 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Jean Louis Forain
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: c. 1920
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