Autumn rain, boulevard des Capucines in Paris
This work is engraved with a drypoint, a tool that allows the spontaneity and speed of the gesture to translate this autumn rain in Paris. To evoke the violence of the rain on trees and passers-by, Armington has multiplied the oblique strokes. Elsewhere, the furrows cross to create reflections of water runoff on the pavement. He digs the board in depth to give life and shape to the silhouettes of the Parisians sheltered under their umbrellas
Engraved in 1924 and acquired by the Chalcography on 25 February 1921, this work echoes paintings on the same theme dating from 1920.
Frank Armington is of Canadian origin, but he practiced his art as an engraver and painter mainly in Paris from 1900 onwards. With his wife Caroline, herself an engraver, they trained at the Julian Academy and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Their artistic career was closely linked and essentially based in France, although they made many trips (Netherlands, Germany, England, Italy, Algeria). The Armingtons took a look at the landscapes, cities and monuments as a tourist attraction. Their interpretation is poetic, simple and harmonious to the taste of travellers of all times. Frank has a particular interest in the lines outlined in the study of figures and portraits.
700 etchings, drypoints, lithographs and paintings were added to the collections of many European and American museums, as their art was very popular.
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- Entretien :
- Eviter toute source d'humidité et de lumière directe. Ne pas plier la feuille
- Technical :
- Copper plate size :
- 26.2 x 20.2 cm
- Themes :
- Paris, Historical heritage
- Editor :
- Ateliers d'art de la Rmn-GP
- Museum of Conservation :
- Chalcographie du Louvre
- Author :
- F-M. Armington (1876-1941)