Sunday, September 25, 2005

Painter in Passage Verdeau


Today is Sunday, I woke up late and I felt lazy! So I went down where I live (in the Passage Verdeau, 9th arrondissement) and took a picture of this painter. The Passage Verdeau was open to the public in 1846 and a lot of antiques and old book shops are to be found in it together with a couple of restaurants (I recommend the excellent Italian one called i Golosi on the rue de la Grange Batelière side). You can also have a view of the roof of this passage on this photo or this photo...

13 comments:

  1. Eric
    Your work is inspirational..this is a masterpiece in my humble opinion...it spoke to me about contrast , depth and shadow and most of all content and mood..a truly reflective image
    Craggles

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  2. Next time I am in Paris, I want to explore passages - I believe that Walter Benjamin has written quite extensively about them, I have not read this Livre des Passages, but would like to get a hold of it.

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  3. I like this picture. It's well balanced and interesting to look at.

    Your blog makes me want to move to Paris.

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  4. Belle photo. Vraiment.

    Nice picture. Really.

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  5. I like the mix of black and white and color. Very cool. You're very talented!

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  6. Sometimes, lazyness leads to quality. That's the case for this photo. You have to be more lazy, Eric !

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  7. And, BTW, the painting (and painter) seems far much better than the one in "Paris blogue t'il"...

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  8. Beautifull image with just the painting colored! (tu pourras parler et prévenir du "nuit blanche" de 1 à 2 octombre à paris" dont j'ai lu chez Philippe!

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  9. Ah, l'inspiration...qui sait d'où elle nous vient.

    J'ai fait le même genre de photo, il y a quelques temps, à Montmartre, avec une petite couche de Photoshop par dessus.

    Juste pour voir : Peintre

    En fait, j'ai toujours rêvé d'habiter passage Choiseul, comme Vidocq.

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  10. > Michel, effectivement la ressemblance est troublante (bon je préfère la tienne, mais bon, l'herbe est évidemment plus verte chez le voisin). Cela dit je l'avais déjà vu donc je pense que mon inspiration vient de chez toi !!

    Oscar Wilde (je crois) n'a-t-il pas dit que "l'originalité, c'était l'art de cacher ses sources" ?!

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