Entitled La Sainte Vierge, papier mâché 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.
This photo depicts a statue of the virgin Mary from the courtyard of the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. A student artist had artfully filled the broken face with papier-mâché.
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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2019 Archival Photograph on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl Paper Approximately 18"x22" framed, 10"x12" unframed
Signed, dated and titled on the back of the photo. Excellent condition. Framed in a contemporary decorative wood frame with a warm silver face and black sides using archival double matting with white on top of blue mat behind conservation clear glass. Also available in a contemporary metallic black frame option.