Painters Paintings Louis Marie de Schryver (1862-1942): The Flower Seller on the Champs Élysées, oi…
Painters Work Louis Marie de Schryver (1862-1942): The Flower Vendor on the Champs Élysées, oil on canvas, 70.four x 103.5 cm (27 3/four by 40 3/four in.)
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As a member of the privileged higher class, Louis Marie de Schryver innately understood the spirit of the Belle Époque and the leisure actions of the trendy set. The artist developed a particular curiosity within the proliferation of flower distributors in Paris, and selected them because the central topic of his work. The bounteous and assorted blossoms supplied by the flower distributors mirrored the costumes of the women whose salons and boudoirs de Schryver graced.
Within the current work, two well dressed girls pick the proper blooms as fellow stylish strollers drift alongside the celebrated Champs-Élysées, with the Arc de Triomphe looming within the background.