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Immerse yourself in the beauty of this painting of an elegant woman strolling through Paris. This contemporary canvas entitled "la passante" draws its inspiration from Charles Baudelaire's poem. Artist Luc Fortier created this work, which would be perfect for a loft or office, using bright colors to highlight the main subject and softer hues reminiscent of Parisian cityscapes.


Artist Interpretation


In his poem "À une passante", Charles Baudelaire recalls a fleeting encounter with an elegant woman in the street. The poet expresses his wonder at her beauty. However, the encounter is brief, and the poet remains tormented by not knowing where this woman is going. I chose to represent this situation with one of my photos from Paris, where I had the same experience. This young, elegant woman who has met my eye continues on her way, then stops - will she turn around? - Is that enough to change the course of a life? I don't know, but it's disturbing to think.


Technical data


Painting title: La passante

Artist : Luc Fortier

Year of completion: 2023

Location: Montreal

Theme: Contemporary figurative painting

Style: Inspired by Pointillism (Rectangulism)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Technique: Painting knife (spatula)

Support: Framed cotton canvas

Original size: 48 x 36 x 1.5 in (121.9 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm)

Hanging system included: Wire on back

Dominant colors: yellow




La passante 48 x 36

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