Monday, June 3, 2013

L'artiste - Place du Tertre


Bless Peter's heart.  He trudged up to Montmartre with me for probably his 100th time so I could explore a little more, and did it cheerfully I might add.   It was cold and damp and a bit slippery in places as Paris was melting from their latest snowfall ( that managed to elude my lens), but I found a few hearty artists braving the cold, sketching away.  I note the Greek on the back of his easel, but he's doesn't appear to be Greek to me. Any thoughts?

21 comments:

altadenahiker said...

"It was cold and damp and a bit slippery in places as Paris was melting from the latest snowfall..." That, with this photo -- what a grabber, Ms Hemingway.

TheChieftess said...

Oh...he could definitely be Greek!!!

Joe said...

Hi V ... no I don't think this focused artist is an ancestor of Aristotle. I think his heraldry is more akin to Jon Constable.

Peter Olson said...

You know... in nice company I could make the tour of Montmartre a thousand times! :-)

gaynel said...

Oh my, I thought he was a "she." At first and second glance. Okay, not a cute she but still.. a she.

Nadege said...

What a face!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A beautiful portrait of the artist at work in Paris Virginia.
I can not tell if he is Greek or not, but he inscription on the back of his "tableau", is Greek for sure.
I can make out some Greek words, and it appears that there are some older quotes in Greek mentioned there.
I wish you have a beautiful week and show us more of your great photography from beautiful Paris.
Costas

Virginia said...

Hiker,thank you my Dear. You know I am not a writer!

Peter, I promise not to put that on my list again for a long time!!! :)

Costas, we we hear from the expert and it's still undecided but I was right about the writing on his easel!

Gaynel, well I'm laughing over that!

Thanks Nadege

Joe and Kathy, now you are confusing us all! HA

Daryl said...

his chapeau looks like those worn in Afghanistan .. maybe he's Greek maybe he's French ....

Alexa said...

Another great portrait, V! (Maybe he went to Greece to paint at some point and bought the easel there.)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

C'est un mystery Virginia, not so the absolute fact that this is a superb portrait shot. I love Montmartre so much, I would climb those stairs willingly and have the best derriere as an added bonus haha!

Ed Kunzelman said...

Sorry to ruin your day, Virginia, but he's probably a tourist from Brooklyn. I'm still fascinated by the Russian and Irishman in the background.

sukicart said...

Fascinating face!

Starman said...

I can't believe someone thought he was a female!!!

Alain said...

Une petite ressemblance avec Rembrabdt , non ?

Virginia said...

Alain, incroyable!!!
V

Ed, HA, and you're right about the couple behind him. You nailed that.
V

Jeanie said...

Dear Peter trudged up there with us, too, with more graciousness than one could ever imagine on a sometimes rainy day! This is a lovely shot, V.

j

lady jicky said...

I think I have seen this man a couple of times there.Is he the one that uses pastels - if this is the same guy - he is a fantastic portrait artist !!!!!!

Jack said...

That Peter, he's a saint, isn't he? I will go with Greek, for the lack of any better information.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

What a wonderful portrait...I wonder if he has seen it?

Arnie and Jo said...

Place du Tertre! C'est manifique. Could return over and over and over again.