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Basile Lemeunier (1852-1922) - Constructing the Metropolitan (Paris)
Basile Lemeunier (1852-1922) - Constructing the Metropolitan (Paris) - Paintings & Drawings Style Art nouveau Basile Lemeunier (1852-1922) - Constructing the Metropolitan (Paris) - Basile Lemeunier (1852-1922) - Constructing the Metropolitan (Paris) - Art nouveau
Ref : 74775
39 000 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
B.Lemeunier 1901.
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
L. 21.06 inch X H. 26.38 inch
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Basile Lemeunier (1852-1922) - Constructing the Metropolitan (Paris)

The hyperrealism of Lemeunier’s brushwork makes possible a meticulous description of the activities of each of the groups. On the left, a worker on a scaffolding observes two daring young women who are walking on wooden planks forming a small bridge over the trench of the metropolitan construction site. The two young women are the central pattern of the canvas; one haloed by her parasol, the other bent over the hole. The composition revolves around these two friends: on the left the construction site of the metropolitan, on the right side the tumult of the Parisian environment. Buyers crowd around the temporary stall of the apple merchant. Passersby are waiting for the bus. A rider in top hat is within the traffic. Children are playing on a sidewalk, probably on the lookout for a modest job. The policeman is watching the scene. He is responsible for the social harmony.

EXHIBITION
1901, Salon des Artistes Français (n°1265).

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Catalogue illustré du Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, Librairie d'art L. Baschet, 1901. (reproduced p. 17)
Arsène Alexandre, « Les Salons de 1901. La Société des Artistes Français », Le Figaro-Salon, April 1901, 17e année, n°1, p. 54. (reproduced p. 85)
Luc-Olivier Merson, « Les Salon de 1901 », Le Monde Illustré, 4 May 1901, n° 2301. (reproduced p. 336)
H.-Pierre Linel, « Le Salon de 1901 », Le Figaro, Wednesday 12 June 1901, p. 3.
Ernest Coyecque, « Paris au Salon de 1901 », Mémoires de la Société de l'histoire de Paris et de
L’Ile-de-France, Paris, H. Champion, Tome 28 (1901), 1902, p. 79.

Marc Segoura

CATALOGUE

19th Century Oil Painting Art nouveau