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ORIGINAL PALETTE KNIFE OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS / 36x36 cm (14 x 14 inches) / 2015 / Inspired by the impressive view from Montee Bonafous in Lyon, over the Rhone and its bridges.
The painting is realized on linen, bonded on wood panel and framed with mat board.
Lyon has 29 bridges and footbridges - 16 on the Saone, 13 on the Rhone. Each having their own style, history, function and architect.
The particularity of Lyon bridges, especially on the Saone is the large number of bridges open only to pedestrians.
Lyon , traditionally spelt Lyons in English, is a city in east-central France in the Rhone-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Etymologically it relates to the Celtic God Lugoves, Lugh as does Laon and Leiden. The residents of the city are called Lyonnais.
The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumiere, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival 'Fete des Lumieres' which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights. (wikipedia)
October 11th, 2015
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