90cm x 70cm / 35in x 28in
Oil on Linen
There is a “tonnelle” meaning an armature in arc-form covered in wisteria on the path that leads to my studio pavilion. The blue and white blooms are truly spectacular and tourists come from all over France to see them. Bagatelle being a botanical garden, they are each carefully identified. As this variety is Japanese and is particularly long, I painted it life-size. The branching that comes from the upper-right corner of the painting slightly leaning down under the weight of the floating wisteria gives an oriental feel to the piece. The leaves are not at all rendered because I wanted to show only the color and wind that moves them creating an illusion of the mass of different greens.