OOOH LA LA!!!!! Is there anywhere in the world quite as lovely as the city of Paris? It’s definitely a bucket list destination for many people and we have a treat for you! Exquisite scenes of Paris created by French artist Bernard Buffet to display in your own home! We have two mid-century modern unsigned lithograph prints consisting of a larger print of a scene titled “St. Martin Canal” dated 1956, matted inside a lovely black and silver painted wood frame. And a smaller print of a scene titled “France Le Port de La Rochelle” dated 1955, matted inside a wood frame. These mats and frames are original to the prints. The St. Martin Canal is located in the heart of the city just adjacent to the Seine River and today is a popular tourist destination. Can’t you just see yourself standing upon that bridge with the breeze blowing your hair as you gaze upon the beautiful “City of Lights??” Or maybe you would prefer walking along the harbor watching boats come to port as they sail in off of the Atlantic Ocean? That’s exactly what you can imagine as you gaze upon “France Le Port de La Rochelle!” La Rochelle is a city on the west coast of France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay. Both of these scenic areas are breathtaking, and Buffet captured their beauty with his proficient Expressionist style!!! They are going to be wonderful on any wall and they’re sure to bring a bit of French fabulous-ness into your home!
French artist Bernard Buffet was born in 1928 and passed away in 1999. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of the Fine Arts) in Paris, France in the 1940s before briefly working as an apprentice to the painter Eugène Narbonne. Mr. Buffet was a prolific artist during his 50-plus year career, creating an estimated 8,000 paintings, prints, and watercolors. Mr. Buffet was rendered an Expressionist in style as he would typically create with emphasis on geometry and grids, but he is perhaps best known for his work in the Miserabilist style, which was often characterized by portraits with haunting, angular faces. The popularity of Buffet’s work, as well as the level of media attention around his lifestyle, were quite high in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 21st century, there has been a renewed spike in interest in the work of Buffet. His works can be seen in the collections of the world’s leading museums, including the Musee d’art Moderne de Paris, the Tate, and the Museum of Modern Art.
There’s more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower… Aren’t these lithograph prints by Bernard Buffet beautiful? We certainly think so! Just say “OUI!” and make them yours!!