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PRESENTING A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL painting from Paris of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Oil on Canvas by Demone
STUNNING piece of artwork by a listed Artist … Pietro Demone.
Originally exhibited (and sold) in the Southwest Gallery in Dallas Texas probably in the late 20th Century (1980’s). Paperwork in a sleeve on the rear of the painting.
Pietro Demone was born in San Remo, Italy in 1940. He was the son of an artist. It was determined in his early youth that he would take up the profession of his father. He was sent to Rome and later on to Paris where he finished his studies. He is famous for his predominantly Paris Street Scenes.
Post-impressionistic in style he is regarded as one of the foremost painters of Paris Scenes from the mid to late 20th Century.
He is a ‘Listed’ Artist and still alive today.
The painting features the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with the view from the cathedral plaza.
Signed ‘Demone” on the bottom right.
This is an authentic ‘Demone’ signature.
Notre-Dame de Paris (/ˈnɒtrə ˈdɑːm, ˈnoʊtrə ˈdeɪm/;] French: [nɔtʁə dam də paʁi] (listen); meaning “Our Lady of Paris“), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of FrenchGothic architecture. The innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, the enormous and colorful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decorationall set it apart from earlier Romanesque architecture.
The cathedral was begun in 1160 and largely completed by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. Soon after the publication of Victor Hugo‘s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1831, popular interest in the building revived. A major restoration project supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845 and continued for twenty-five years. Beginning in 1963, the facade of the Cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another campaign of cleaning and restoration was carried out from 1991-2000.
As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame yearly, it thus being the most visited monument in Paris.
Paris Notre Dame Oil on Canvas by Demone
Provenance: Originally acquired from the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX in the 1980’s by a private collector. Has attached Letter of authenticity from the Southwest Gallery.
Condition: Near Mint. One very minor ‘blemish’ on the gilt frame. Otherwise MINT.
Dimensions: 43″ x 31″ (In Frame)