Entitled À vélo this archival photo is from the L'École de Paris en bleu, blanc, rouge series by contemporary Mendocino/Bay Area artist, Gaétan Caron (b. 1964), co-founder of Lost Art Salon in San Francisco. This photography series portrays the romanticism of the School of Paris, a very important art period during the first half of the 20th Century (1890-1940) when Paris was at the center of a creative intensity. Immigrant artists flocked to Paris then to work in tandem with French luminaries. Gaétan has always been fascinated with Paris being from Québec. That is where he discovered Modern art in his early twenties. For years, Gaétan has traveled to Paris to capture images of the past still very much present today: chairs, stairs, classrooms, studios, windows, benches, easels, stools, cafés where artists studied, sat, painted, worked and gathered to create.
Artists would often use bicycles as a mean of transport. Georgette London, an artist at Lost Art Salon during the tail end of the School of Paris period, told us the story of riding her bike to go to school during WWII as a German soldier shot one of her tires flat.
Gaétan lives and works in his off-the-grid home located in an heirloom orchard in the Mendocino hills of Northern California.
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Archival Photograph on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl Paper
Approximately 22"x18" framed, 12"x10" unframed
Signed, dated and titled on the back of the photo. Excellent condition. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with a variegated, semi-metallic black finish with geometric 'X' patterned relief detailing using archival double matting with white on top of red mat behind conservation clear glass. Also available in a contemporary decorative silver frame option.