Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Paul Helleu - painting beauty

Paul César Helleu (17 December 1859 – 23 March 1927 was a french impresionist artist, known today for his beautifull portraits of woman of the society. Helleu’s style, characterized by feminine grace and refinement, met tremendous success in Paris, London and New York, where he started with a visit in 1902. In 1904 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur and became one of the most celebrated artists of the Edwardian era in both Paris and London and an honorary member of beaux-arts societies. Interesting is, that he was a yachtsman. He spent most of his time on one of his four boats. There, the painter discovered new sources of inspiration, from women’s outfits to his visions of sea and sky.
So let´s see some of his artwork.

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