Jean Béraud (1849 – 1935): L'Arc de Triomphe

Jean Béraud (1849 – 1935): L'Arc de Triomphe

7/3/2021, 6:10:13 PM
Jean Béraud (1849 – 1935): L'Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, circa 1882-1885, Oil on canvas, 29.75 X 22.75 Inches, Private Collection Honoring those who fought and died for France during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile stands majestically at the center of the present work by Jean Béraud. In this stunning portrait of the famous monument on a glorious sunlit day, Béraud presents the prototypical view of the Champs-Élysées: fashionably dressed figures stroll under the trees and others ride in carriages down the busy avenue. Many have commented on Beraud's realistic portrayal of everyday life at the fin-de-siecle and this attention to detail extends to his meticulous depiction of a plaster sculpture that surmounted the Arc itself.

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