Albert Marquet

Paris under Snow

1905-1906
While at the Arts décoratifs in 1892, Marquet met Henri Matisse, who would remain a great influence in his career. This painting recalls the view of Notre-Dame Cathedral that Matisse would paint from his studio window as early as 1900, but Marquet uses a vantage point farther along the river, possibly from his own apartment at 25 Quai des Grands-Augustins near the Pont Saint-Michel, seen here bustling with carriages and pedestrians. Cool greys dominate this scene of Paris in winter, but Marquet produces a colourist effect by varying the tones from blue to brown and using accents of red and white.
Title
Paris under Snow
Date
1905-1906
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
60.2 x 73.2 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1965
Accession number
14816