The Grand Place, Brussels

Jos Pauwels

Belgian 1918-1976

An oil on canvas 61 x 86.5cm

Signed lower right

Jos Pauwels was a successful Belgian artist painting in the Post Impressionist and Pointillist tradition.  His work would often encompass typical subjects favoured by the likes of Renoir and Monet, such as family groups at lunch in a summer garden where the use of light and shade provided depth to his compositions.

In this fine example, Pauwels has brought to life the architectural splendour of the Belgian capital in a dramatic nocturnal scene.  In a well executed canvas drawing inspiration from Henri Le Sidaner, the cool palette of the buildings contrast with the lively warmth from the glow of the many windows.

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