French Artist (1856-1929)
Oil on Canvas
10.5 x 16 in.
Musee d’Orsay, Paris
Museum of Art, Lisieux
Musee Nicolas Poussin, Les Andelys, France.
Clary started to exhibit his work at the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, and the at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris. He was awarded the prestigious Bronze Medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.
His style is post impressionistic, and he uses a color palette that is luminous and highly contrasted. His loose brushwork creates a breezy spontaneity that contributes to the immaterial freshness of his work. The vibrant visual effect of his nuanced tonalities is heightened by the pulsating pattern of brushstrokes that define the forms. The dark city skyline is delineated against a brilliant blue sky, with the orange tiles of the church roof emanating a radiancy and warmth that spreads out through the entire pictorial surface.