"Drawing is feeling; colour an act of reason " - Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947)

Figure in a Monégasque landscape

This recent oil painting by the artist shows the fortified medieval walls of the Principality of Monaco. In the foreground is the boat in which the legendary S.Dévote, the patron of the Principality, was washed up on the coast of Monaco. S.Dévote is shown seated to the left of the City's walls, holding in her hands the palm of a martyr. The painting is a development of the artist's interest in creating the theme of a female figure in the landscape, a subject that had its origins in European Renaissance painting with Giorgione's 'La Tempesta.' The legendary figure of Saint Devote, associated with the landscape of Monaco proves an ideal theme for the artist.

The Romance of Monte-Carlo are available for book illustrations, annual reports, paper and packaging, giftware, related products. You can license them in the following format: Original transparencies in 6 x 6 cm. (2¼ in.) format, high-resolution RGB drum scans on DVD or efficient and quick E-Mail or FTP upload.