Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Laloue's Dots and Lines

Eugène Galien-Laloue painted boulevards in Paris using gouache. 

Eugène Galien-Laloue The Statue Of Étienne Marcel, Outside The Hôtel De Ville, Paris
Gouache, 7.5 x 11.12 inches (18.5 x 30.5 cm.)

His way of painting was relaxed but precise, alternating big shapes with small impressionistic dots and lines that suggest detail rather than delineating it.

According to Wikipedia, "Galien-Laloue was in exclusive contract with one gallery and used other names: 'L.Dupuy', 'Juliany', 'E.Galiany', 'Lievin', 'G.L' 'Dumoutier' and 'P.Mattig'".


Tyler J said...

Such a lovely piece, wonderful feel to the scene. Would you consider the way he depicted the busy market as using a "confetti" technique?

Unknown said...

I think that "suggesting rather than deliniating" detail is one of THE GREAT QUESTS and keys of good painting.

Ken said...

Was he a similar painter to edouard cortez?

James Gurney said...

Ken, yes, there were several 19th-or-early-20th-century painters besides Laloue who specialized in boulevard scenes: Jean Béraud, Edouard Cortès, Luigi Loir, Henri Gaston Darien, Louis Schriver, and François Gaillard.

CerverGirl said...

I still aspire to really PAINT. As Unknown said, I agree. Today I finished a small piece and felt the disparity of what I did with too much fuss compared to more spirited works of mine. And I don’t mean necessarily fast or nor do I mean sloppy—even the most detailed classics don’t appear labored. These are beautiful. Thank you for your posts here.