Friday, February 03, 2006

Who painted that?


Today I would like to show you a close up of a painted wall that you will see if you stand at the crossing of rue des Archives and rue des Haudriettes (3rd arrondissement). I have been unable to decipher the signature of this painting, if anyone knows the name of the artist please tell me. It reminds me of the update on this post where I was also looking for the name of the artist(s) and somebody (Roswitha) found out for us.

20 comments:

  1. Hello Eric. Unexpected painting in such a communautarian area, isn't ut ?… BTW the artist is Robert Combas, about whom you can know more on : www.combas.com/

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  2. Gee, I knew it! It took GG less that 5 minutes after me posting this picture to find out about the artist...

    Thank you.


    Actually his neme sounds very familiar to me so I suppose he is very famous right?

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  3. Right Eric! He's very famous :) Combas fait partie des fondateurs du mouvement que l'on a appelé "La figuration libre".
    Anna

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  4. I like that. Made me think of Henri Matisse.

    BTW, I discovered - only yesterday - that we have a famous surrealist painter from Tenerife, Óscar Domínguez, who was born in La Laguna in 1906. So it is his centenary and a biopic coming up.

    I'm only mentioning it here, because that event is coming and, apparently, he spent much of his time in Paris, where some of the movie will be filmed, with the likes of Picasso, so the chances are you would find some of his work there.

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  5. well I for one am not a fan. The guy has talent but it's an offensive image.

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  6. Very provacative and mesmerizing. I don't hate it.

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  7. I like it a lot! I think that wall brings life to the entire street!

    Yes, it's a little bit "in your face" and I think I understand why Laurie finds it offensive. But maybe the artist was just trying to make a statement about "la vie conjuguale?" or something?

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  8. She being the light of his life? God knows, he looks like he needs it.

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  9. Excellent photo Eric. I've seen it before, but next time I'll take notice.

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  10. Reminds me a little of R. Crumb :). Thanks for stopping by, Eric.

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  11. I love this painting! And the rest of the painting is extremely interesting. Thanks, Eric, for the great shot! Thank you, gg, for the link to Combas' website.

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  12. Hummm this painting leaves me speechless.... ;) Different than usually but still an interesting shot. Thanks Eric!

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  13. Great shot!! Very interesting painting.

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  14. This is an interesting piece of art. I don't find it offensive. After all, the artist may be making a pro woman statement about how some men treat women as furniture. Regarless of his intent, it leads to a lot of discussion and that is always a good thing. Thanks for posting this.

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  15. Hi Eric - Thanks for visiting me. I reciprocated, and I am so glad to see Paris through your eyes. (I lived there for a year many decades ago...23 rue de Miromesnil), so I know there are friendly Parisians.

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