Moulins du Radet by David Culp

Moulins du Radet by David Culp

Moulins du Radet

David Culp

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Title

Moulins du Radet

 
Artist
Year
1986  
Technique
acrylic painting on paper 
Image Size
20 1/4 x 26 1/4" image 
Signature
lower left image 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled in pencil in lower margin 
Reference
Used as an entry image on artist's website. 
Paper
heavy, shiny surface wove 
State
not applicable 
Publisher
not applicable 
Inventory ID
20776 
Price
$750.00 
Description

David Culp uses vibrant violet, rose, and gold hues, offset by leaf green, to portray a corner of the famed Paris neighborhood, Montmartre, and three of the four windmills that still exist there today. The exteriors of the neighborhood's structures are weather-worn and peeling, adding a pleasing texture to the image.

Culp's title refers to one of the two most famous such structures, the Radet. The historied mill was first mentioned in 1717. In 1830, it was used to crush spices destined for use in parfumery. In 1915, the old mill, threatened with demolition, was saved by the popular support of the people of Paris. Its owner, Pierre-Auguste Debray, offered it to the Vieux Montmartre society on condition that it be transfered to another site. The wooden pivot-mill was placed above the house at n°1, rue Girardon where it can still be seen today.

 
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