Alan Blaustein "Parc de Montsouris Paris France" This scene is reminiscent of a Wallace Nutting with muted coloration in sepia tones, empty park benches and partial colonade pillars suggesting ruins. Reproduces his signature and title lower right and left. The view is 11-3/8" x 11-3/8" with an off-white hand-cut mat within a beautiful soft gold brocade wooden frame that measures 20" x 20". Excellent condition with non-glare class, clean paper backing and mounted hardware attached.
About Alan Blaustein (from the artist's website): "Ethereal and impressionistic, Alan Blaustein's black and white photographs of European scenes are evocative of images captured in the last century. More than a reflection of what the European Union is like today, they are a rediscovery of where its soul lives, capturing a contemporary slice of life. In the very shadow nature of these photographs the viewer finds traces of the past, details of things much loved and often overlooked in the usual hustle and bustle of daily life. In harkening back to an earlier time and an earlier photographic style, Alan also has given expression to his own personal photographic vision. Much to his amazement, photographs that he had tucked away in boxes thinking that they had no commercial value are finding an appreciative audience among corporate, advertising and fine art publishing clients. Alan has successfully integrated and applied his fine art photography approach to image making for his commercial photography projects.Alan's excursions to Europe have taken on new interest now that his style of photography has been discovered. For several decades Alan has been capturing images in European parks and gardens. On his European photography excursions Alan still uses large format traditional film cameras photographing preferably in adverse weather. "I see Europe in black-and-white in my mind's eye because it is so old and there is so much stone and texture. When it is cloudy and dreary out, I often photograph all day. The textures and tones I am looking for are depicted delicately when the lighting is soft." Primarily Alan prefers to photograph during the sunrise and sunset hours, as well as at night. This gives his photographs a crisp, clean mood; with perfect detail in the highlights and shadows. Alan's approach, photographic style and sensitivity to lighting help capture the spirit of the architecture and environment in his photography."