La Table sur la terrasse au clair de lune
By Henri Le Sidaner
We live in a world that is frenetic, busy and noisy…a great artwork can stop the world spinning and transport you there. From the moment Le Sidaner arrived in Villefranche he was captivated, and this particular painting invites me to sit on the terrace and enjoy the stillness and peace which he portrays. Known for his atmospheric paintings, with dappled brushstrokes, a master of the hazy soft light, I can imagine a warm breeze whilst watching the subtle play of lights from the distance shores on the water. Everything is tranquil, no humans infiltrate the scene and yet we are invited to sit and enjoy the pleasures of a simple life.