Bernard Lamotte (1903-1983)

Eighteen works in a variety of media by Bernard Lamotte will be on exhibit at the Jessie Edwards Studio on the second floor of the Post Office building, from June 24 to July 6. A virtual reception will be released on June 25.Paris-born, Lamotte (1903-1983) attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Sorbonne.These selected paintings and drawings are studies for larger works and reflections of daily life in France. There are several scenes of rainy city streets. “Rainy Street Scene” in ink and watercolor depicts people with umbrellas and baby carriages. “Rainy Street Scene II,” an ink and wash on paper, shows a less populated street in tones of gray, white, and black. In contrast, “Rainy City Street” is a near-abstract oil on canvas attached to board, and shows a glistening wet street with pedestrians gathered on a sidewalk under their umbrellas.“Carriage in Evening” in ink, pencil, and wash is a study in gray and black illuminated by a carriage lantern, while “Lamplighter” in ink, conte (a hard crayon), and watercolor evokes an earlier hour in the evening with a lamplighter high on a ladder lighting a tall street lantern. “Marketplace,” an oil on panel, is a

Block Island Times – Read More>>