(1989 - 1979)
La Seine et le Pont Marie
Oil on canvas, 20 x 25.5 in
Regnault exhibited his work in numerous salons and galleries in and around Paris as of 1927, and was commissioned to design several decorative murals in France as well as Spain.
Although Regnault absorbed the lessons of Impressionism regarding the dissolution of color and form by light, he is considered to be aPost Impressionist, freeing color from its subject matter and infusing it with density and emotion. There exists a highly atmospheric and poetic quality to his paintings due to his suble use of a palette of soft, pastel hues. He was a keen observer of Parisian life, depicting its legendary bridges and classical architecture in a vibrant, subjective manner.