Sylvie Brault, 1900-1985 Pont dArole
This is a truly delightful little painting by a largely forgotten French impressionist painter who back in his youth was looking over the shoulder of Claude Monet, Frederic Bazille, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. You can see their influence in this painting here, sadly for him he never gained the prominence of his contemporaries and stopped trying to make his fortune as an artist. He became a pharmacist instead, but on reaching his retirement he once again took up the brush painting in a more cubist style but in his old age he went back to his roots and created some of his finest impressionist works. This is a lovely little painting from his last year of his life (could this be his last painting) showing the bridge dArole in Paris, it is very easy to fall in love with this one.