J. P. Morgan Building, New York1931-1933 by Bernard Boutet De Monvel

Boutet's New York is anonymous... Driven by strong contrasts, framed from a hard low angle, the painting is like the duplicate of a photographic image asserting its artistic nature.... Boutet first photographed his subject, then employed the grid method to transfer the enlarged image to the canvas. During this process, he eliminated any superfluous detail. Boutet de Monvel produced around 20... http://www.muma-lehavre.fr/en/collections/artworks-in-context/20th-century/boutet-de-monvel-new-york
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