Like Buy Share View in Room Title Bookstalls at Notre Dame Artist Edouard Cortes Ref GM2912 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 16" x 12" (40 x 30 cm) Paper Size 20" x 16" (50 x 40 cm) Price $200.00 £120.00 $200.00 €210.00 Add to basket Description As an artist, Edouard Cortès sought to discover the unperceived aspects of nature and man; those special atmospheric qualities of mist in the air, the afternoon sun, evening shadows, rattling carriages and bookstalls along the quays of the river Seine. Cortès captured in oils the unique and magical light of Paris. This painting depict the bustling bookstalls in Paris with the Notre Dame in the background. The stone pavement glistens like pearls against the wet autumn sky. Clearly evident is Cortès’ talent for creating the perfect composition, every angle giving way to a new look. Living in the heart of Paris, Cortès was surrounded by the many famous landmarks: Notre Dame, La Madeleine, L’Opera, the Café de la Paix, Place de la Concorde, La Place Vendome, the Eiffel Tower and more. Cortès deliberately chose these sights, studying each from different points of view, at certain times of the day and in varying seasons. The dramatic facades of winter versus summer resulted in entirely different compositions, crystalline white snow, chilled air and buildings standing triumphant in a winter wonderland, versus the sweet smell of summer, flower vendors and book sellers, blazing shadows and glistening white fountains. Unique to Cortès was his impressionistic flair with the brush. With strict precision in the use of his brush and oils, each movement of the paint on canvas made its impact.