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Jean Claude Picot Hand Embellished & Signed Giclee – “Pigalle-Moulin Rouge”

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  • Hand Embellished Serigraph by Jean Claude Picot (France, 1933-) | Titled “Pigalle-Moulin Rouge” | Medium: Hand Embellished Giclee (serigraph on canvas) | Year or Era Produced: 20th Century | Signature: Hand signed by artist in ink and present in lower left | Frame: Framed and matted.  Notes:  Picot is a highly collected and well listed French post-impressionism artist.

    About the Artist:  Inspired by the Fauvist masters, Picot works in a Post-Impressionist manner reducing flowers, trees, houses and figures to their essential forms. All of his work is imbued with the same bright and cheerful character, and is instantly identifiable. Since 1947 he has exhibited in over 50 one-person shows throughout the world, including exhibitions in the United States, Belgium, Norway and Australia.  Since 1956, Jean Claude Picot has been a full-time professional artist.

    He was greatly influenced by the works of the Fauvist masters Vlaminck, Derain and Matisse. These artists, whose exuberant canvases created great attention in the first decade of the 20th century due to their revolutionary use of color, texture and abstract form, have inspired Picot for decades and one finds many similar characteristics in his works. He developed a unique style that recalls a Post-Impressionist application of color combined with the expressive qualities of line.

    The world of his art is often one of a happy reflection on relaxation, and personal “joie de vivre.” Picot captures the animation, romance and essence of the landscape as his favored subject, although he also creates still-life, cityscapes, markets, and festival scenes. His work abounds with natural beauty and breathtaking views charged with the unique light of the Mediterranean.

    Picot lives a part of the year in the south of France, and often draws on the Cote d’Azur—its visitors, its beaches and its boat-filled harbors.

    Picot actively works in many media – oil, acrylic, watercolor, etching, ceramic and most recently, serigraphy and embellished serigraphy, which beautifully capture his vibrant color and painterly technique. His work is a favorite of collectors internationally, and is represented in prestigious collections worldwide.

    In reviews of Picot’s most recent solo shows in Paris, Bordeaux and Oslo, critics cited the affinities between the masters of the turn-of-the century Impressionism and early Twentieth Century Fauvism and the 61-year-old French artist, thus beginning to place his work in the art history of important French landscape painters. Today in the 21st Century, Picot continues the tradition of important French landscape painters.

    Embellished Prints & Giclee:  The word “embellish” as defined by Webster is “to make beautiful by ornamentation, to adorn or to add fanciful details to.” When we’re talking about art on canvas, embellishing refers to painting over areas of the image to enhance color and/or to add brush strokes to the finished work. Embellishing techniques are as unique as the artists themselves – some use What is hand embellishing? oil paints while others use clear gesso, some have a great deal of texture while others apply a thin layer of paint.  In either case, the canvas has more texture and dimension when it is embellished and looks more like an original. And both serigraphs and giclees can be embellished.  Since embellished canvases involve greater involvement on the part of the artist than an unembellished one, art lovers can get a step closer to an original at a fraction of the cost. Embellished editions are usually considerably smaller than the regular edition. The late artist, Pino, for example, had 295 in his regular edition for his limited edition giclees and only 95 in his embellished edition. The more limited supply and increased demand make for a more collectible piece of art.  Hand Embellished Giclees are generally more expensive than a print, and is the closest thing one can get to an original without paying huge multiples in price.

  • Weight

    2lb.

    Height

    14"

    Width

    16"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    2lb.

    Height

    14"

    Width

    16"

    Depth

    1"

    Artist / Maker

    Jean Claude Picot

    Date

    20th Century, 21st Century

    Medium

    Giclee, Hand Embellished, Serigraph

    Other

    Matted

    Support

    Canvas

    Title

    “Pigalle-Moulin Rouge”

    Origin

    France