Franco-Italian Artist (1925-2005)
'Place de la Concorde, Paris'
Oil on board
13 x 18 in.
Musee d’Art Moderne, Musee Galliera, Orangerie du Luxembourg, Grand Palais, Trianon de Bagatelle, Musee de la Monnaie, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.
Serge Belloni, Editions de Pedrini, Milan, 2000
Characterized at the ‘Painter of Paris’, Belloni devoted his career to depicting his beloved city that was a constant source of inspiration and emotional appeal. He was rewarded by numerous major museum exhibitions in Paris, namely at the Museum of Modern Art (1967 and 1971), the Orangerie du Luxembourg (1974 and a retrospective in 1982), the Grand Palais (1952), the Trianon de Bagatelle (1981), the Musee Carnavalet (1986), Musee de la Monnaie (1999), and major retrospectives in the Musee Gallliera (1971 and 1973). He was awarded gold medals and state honors for his work and won international acclaim thanks to prestigious gallery shows all over the world.
Belloni’s lyrical compositions embody the intimacy and luminosity of Impressionism, revealing soft glows and mysterious shadows at play. His painting is a meditation on sensual impressions, which translate into poetic depictions of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, and the random cobblestone streets of Paris. His rigorous technique and mastery of coloration never detracts from the breezy spontaneity and radiance of his work.