"Evening Light" is a medium size horizontal original oil painting on canvas by French artist, Antonin Passemard. This custom stretched painting measures 23.5 x 31.5 inches and is framed in a dark frame with silver lining measuring 27 x 35 x 1 inches. Painting in the French Post-Impressionist style, Antonin painted this remarkable piece en plein air with a heavy impasto. This layers of paint give depth and dimension to the scene of a stone bridge crossing over a silent river in his French village. Late summer light and colors meet with warm, rich rooftops giving the viewer a quiet moment just outside this sleepy village.
Antonin Passemard started to study painting in the art school in his home town of Auxerre, France. Then he continued his study in the Académie des Beaux Art of Paris France to later study philosophy of art in the Sorbonne. His study took him to different studios in America and Russia at the Academy of Art in St Petersburg. Antonin shows his work international and his work his collected around the globe. Nowadays he spend is time working mostly in Europe. Antonin is married to Russian artist, Anastasia Dukhanina.
"It the village of Périgny sur Armançon next to my village. The river is called Armançon. This view shows the village of 13th century with its bridge. The church is from the 11 century. The bridge was very important as in medieval times it was part of the fortifications also a tax was due to enter the village at the gate of the bridge. I painted this view on a warm evening in July the heavy air of summer creates some beautiful colors. I painted it in 4 sessions looking for the same light effect. I like those old villages because people live in it and continue its history." -- Antonin Passemard