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Oscar Pinheiro

Although Pinheiro was born in Portugal at the end of the XIXth century, he arrived at a young age to France and spent most of his life depicting the Parisian Belle Epoque.  
Pinheiro excelled at portraying elegant ladies clad in
wide brimmed hats shopping along the Grands Boulevards, horse-driven carriages punctuating the lively city streets, and the grand Parisian monuments lit with the first gas globes that add an aura of magic to the City of Light.
Pinheiro combines dark reds & blues with pastel tones in order to create a dynamic picture surface; he sacrifices detail to create an overall harmonious composition that allows the eye to move effortlessly across the canvas. He succeeds in creating a feeling of nostalgia for a time when life appeared to be carefree and gay.

Portuguese Artist (XXth cent.)


'Place de la Concord' (upper)

Oil on canvas, 

13 x 16 in.

''Paris at Night' (lower)
Oil on canvas

13 x 16 in.

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