Dated/signed L/R “G.A. Momdjian, Paris, 1955” (Garabed A, 1922-2006) Additionally signed, dated, and inscribed on verso “G.A. Momdjian, 1955, Paris, “les Buttes Chaumont”.
Born 1922 in Armenia but spent majority of his adult life in Paris. Momdjian became well known for his “park scenes.” His style is very suggestive of the earlier French post-impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1891)- both characterized by pointilist attitudes, although Momdijan’s points are less rigid and systematic than Seurats. The idea of pointilism arose from the interest in color relationships, which is perfectly illustrated by the contrast of the red balloon, the blue and white water and the green Belvédère island in the background. This view is taken from the periphery of the park looking towards the artificial lake in the center, on whose summit is a Roman-style temple built by the Baron Haussman during his re-modeling of Paris in the 19th century.