Paris. Alma Bridge over the Seine
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The work was made during the artist's first visit to Paris between 1908 and 1909. The artist painted one of the famous bridges in Paris, standing on the banks of the Seine in the late evening. The composition is crossed diagonally by the arches of the bridge structure on massive round supports. (It is known that there were sculptures on the supports, but the artist did not depict them). The roadway of the bridge is covered with snow; at the edges of the span there are lanterns, the light of which is reflected in emerald and lemon colors in the waves of the calm Seine. The Alma Bridge (Pont de l’Alma) was built after the Crimean War and named after the Allied victory on the Alma River. In the 1970s, the bridge was changed to a new one, with an extended carriageway. In 1996, Princess Diana died in a tunnel near this bridge.
In the lower left corner there is the author's signature, date, and the title of the work “Odo Dobrowolski 09/ Paryż Pont de l’Alma” written in italics.