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Lucien Adrion 'Montecarlo'

 

This week’s post has been written by our current great intern Shiri:

Lot 459 of June’s Fine Sale features an idyllic sunlit vista of the coast of Monte Carlo, painted in oil on board by Lucien Adrion (1889-1953).

Adrion creates a harmonious scene with boats floating through the harbour, depicted amongst a tranquil cliffside and shimmering sea. The painting’s sense of movement, coupled with warm, nostalgic yellow and blue tones evoke the artist’s talent for capturing natural light and portraying the passing of time in everyday life. Though most often associated with the Post-Impressionist era, ‘Monte Carlo’ exemplifies Adrion’s tendency to softer, painterly brushstrokes typical of the earlier Impressionist aesthetic.

Born in Strasbourg, Adrion travelled extensively during his early career, spending time in Frankfurt, Munich and London and working as a fashion draftsman and engraver. Once settled in Paris, he was associated with the École de Paris Group and Eastern European artists, including Chaim Soutine. Adrion is most renowned for painterly, picturesque depictions of French countryside, beaches and street scenes, achieving acclaim at various Paris Salons and solo exhibitions. 1926 marked his first major exhibition at the Salon des Indépendants, just one year before painting ‘Monte Carlo’.

Lot 459
Lot 459

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