Eugène Galien-Laloue ( 1854 - 1941): Les Grands Boulevards

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Eugène Galien-Laloue ( 1854 - 1941): Les Grands Boulevards, Paris, Gouache on paper, 19 x 31.1 cm, Private Collection Eugène Galien-Laloue's reputation is founded on his ability to depict the Parisian Street scenes, mainly executed in gouache, which captured so vividly the era of the Belle Époque, and the hustle and bustle of Parisian life in the inter war years. He was one of the first artists to use the image of the motorcar and tram and bus transport as a metaphor to depict the modern pressure of city life. Facilitated by great ease, he had a very large production, mainly with works of small sizes. His works are not only of aesthetic value, but also important as historical documents of the life of the times.

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