Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès
Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès
Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès

Place de la Bastille by Edouard Léon Cortès

  • This vibrant cityscape was composed by the celebrated French painter Edouard Léon Cortès
  • The luminous oil on canvas depicts a wintertime view of the historic Place de la Bastille
  • The artist is renowned for his breathtaking renderings of the City of Light
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Item No. 31-0322
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Edouard Léon Cortès
1882-1969 | French

Place de la Bastille

Signed “Edouard Cortès” (lower right)
Oil on canvas

Celebrated as the “Parisian Poet of Painting," Edouard Léon Cortès was a master at capturing the vibrant energy and romantic beauty of the City of Lights, and this winter scene of the legendary Place de la Bastille is no exception. Cortès depicts the historic thoroughfare on a winter evening, as vehicles and pedestrians alike traverse streets covered in freshly fallen snow.

Cortès' canvases capture the very essence of the Belle Époque, a period in Paris when fashion, art and culture flourished with a boundless energy. With bold splashes of color, Cortès crafts a nostalgic narrative, documenting the seasons' progression at one of the city's best known monuments. The dimly lit street is aglow with the golden light of lanterns and storefronts, each contributing to the romance of the Parisian setting.

Raised in a prolific artistic environment, Cortès was an avid student of both his father, French painter Antonio Cortès, and his older brother, Andre. He also benefited from the influence of Maximilian Luce, Camille Pissaro and Lucien Pissaro, among other Impressionist artists, who were close friends of the family and flocked to Lagny-sur-Marne for its picturesque landscapes. At seventeen, he continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and soon after earned fame when he contributed a dramatic Parisian street scene at dusk to the Socíeté des Artistes Française.

From that point onwards, Cortès dedicated his extensive oeuvre to capturing the magic of Paris on canvas. Though he painted the same streets time and time again, each work is unique in its narrative and perspective, each mindful of the changes brought by both the seasons and progress, yet each enchantingly nostalgic. Throughout his life, his depictions of a captivating Paris were in high demand, and they remain a favorite of collectors and art aficionados today.

Canvas: 18 3/8” high x 21 7/8” wide
Frame: 28” high x 32 1/4” wide
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Artist: Cortes, Edouard Leon
Framed:32.25"W x 28.0"H
Unframed:21.875"W x 18.375"H
Period: 1919-Present
Origin:France
Subject:Cityscapes
Depth:3.25 Inches
Width:32.25 Inches
Height:28.0 Inches
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