À la Campagne

Ludovic Alleaume (French, 1859-1941): À la Campagne c.1896 (Oil on canvas) – Alleaume’s figures are painted en plein air. It seems unlikely that the sunshine filtering through the translucent red parasol and casting its rays on the silhouettes of the two models was a creation made in the studio; the effect is too convincingly realistic. The centerpiece of the painting is clearly the fashion. While the delicate, floral patterned dress mirrors the surrounding wild-flowers, the greatest fashion statement is made by the tartan plaid…

Ludovic Alleaume  À la Campagne

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