Blanchard began painting his historical Parisian street scenes in the late 1950s. He paints Paris landmarks many times over in different weather and seasonal states. His most recurrent topics though, are views of the city in cloudy and rainy weather lit up by bright storefronts, with busy streets full of pedestrians.
Blanchard’s work is very similar to that of Édouard Cortés who also depicted Paris through its daily and seasonal changes. However he was not an imitator of Cortés as his work depicts the city from his own point-of-view with his own unique style and brushwork.
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 13.0 x 18.0 in./33.0 x 45.7 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas