Biennale des Antiquaires 2017

Celebrating the City of Light and the Country of Impressionism
Richard Green at the Biennale des Antiquaires, Grand Palais, Paris, 11th-17th September 2017

The Biennale is held in the airy, Art Nouveau Grand Palais in the golden early autumn days in Paris. Richard Green’s stand will feature a group of paintings celebrating the stylish and vibrant nineteenth century city, reorganized on modern lines by Baron Haussmann from the 1850s. Jean Béraud, a friend of Proust, sketched Paris from the windows of hansom cabs and painted its comédie humaine as well as its magnificent architecture. His Les Grands Boulevards (Café Americain) depicts the café that was the particular haunt of writers and actors, a respectable place by day and increasingly raffish by night. Béraud’s Sur les Champs Elysées evokes the fashionable ladies and the grace and speed of horse-drawn carriages as they parade for the world to admire. Louis Marie de Schryver’s Marchand de fleurs, la Rue du Havre depicts elegant ladies buying flowers in front of Gare Saint-Lazare, the station for the wealthy western suburbs of Paris and its chic Normandy coastal resorts.

Bucolic escape from the city and a love of nature is at the heart of Impressionism. Renoir’s Canotiers à Bougival, with its dreamily poetic skeins of colour, conjures up the banks of the Seine where the young Monet and Renoir invented the revolutionary style of Impressionism. Two pastels by Camille Pissarro, Dans les blés and La laveuse, depict the peaceful rhythms of rural life on the artist’s smallholding at Eragny.

Monday, 11 September, 2017 -
Sunday, 17 September, 2017

Grand Palais

Henri Manguin

Roelandt Savery

Alfred Sisley

Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os

Edmond Georges Grandjean

Henri Le Sidaner

Nicholaes van Verendael

Edwaert Collier

Eugene Boudin

Henry Moret

Louis Marie de Schryver

Paul Cesar Helleu

Jean Beraud

Floris van Schooten

JAN DAVIDSZ. DE HEEM - Old Master Paintings

Jan Davidsz de Heem

Willem van Mieris

Anthonie Verstralen

Alfred Sisley

Pierre Eugene Montezin

Claude Joseph Vernet

Claude Joseph Vernet

Aert van der Neer

Henri Edmond Cross

Henri Fantin-Latour

Henri Fantin-Latour

Federico Zandomeneghi

Jean Béraud - Les Grands Boulevards - Café Américain

Jean Beraud

Marc Chagall

Jacob van Walscapelle

Jan Brueghel The Younger

Joos de Momper

David Teniers the Younger

Michele Marieschi

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Hendrick Frans van Lint

Dirck van Delen

Corneille de Lyon

Christoffel van den Berghe

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder