Samir sammoun color & cadence Galerie d'Orsay holiday 2016
Forward Samir Sammoun’s innovative approach and widely celebrated compositions make him one of the most acclaimed PostImpressionist landscape painters working in North America today. Drawing heavily from personal memories, Sammoun’s richly layered impasto paintings exquisitely blend the Post-Impressionistic style with spontaneous, gestural brushwork. He continues to attract the attention of international scholars and museums alike, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal, Québec, the Marc-Aurèle Fortin Museum, and Boston's own Museum of Fine Arts as part of “Give the Arts a Chance.” We are delighted to welcome the holiday season with Sammoun’s newest collection, as he has captured our beloved Boston through New England’s ever-changing seasons. Sammoun initiates each canvas much like the Dutch masters would, by applying an under-painting of burnt sienna with a brush and blending with a rag. This process accentuates the grain of his surface and provides an inner light and unity throughout his compositions. He then uses a long-handled brush to render the natural texture of his scene in successive staccato strokes using a multitude of hues. This unique technique of vibrant variations projects the fleeting glimmer of light and movement on his canvases. Whether one is experiencing a painting of lush Provence fields, billowing blades of wheat, rich autumnal landscapes, or a quaint Boston brownstone, one perceives immediately the profound understanding Sammoun possesses of the world around him. It is a pleasure to share this exquisite collection of paintings by this world-renowned artist with you. -Sallie Hirshberg, Managing Partner & CEO, Galerie d'Orsay
Walking with Giants 48 x 60"
Wheat Field 48 x 48"
Promenade Neige 36 x 30"
Wheat Field, Bekaa Valley I 8 x 10"
Wheat Field, Bekaa Valley II 8 x 10"
Starry Night 40 x 30"
"Sammoun's collection quietly states there's a large life in front of you, a life grounded in imparting truth and beauty of nature in its purest form, unadulterated, recognizable, perfect. These paintings, dynamic combinations of contentment and wonder, are treasures, works of great beauty. Masterpieces of love." -victor forbes editor in chief, fine art magazine
Wheat Field at Dusk 24 x 24" 1
Cypresses 30 x 24" 1
Wheat by Night 10 x 8" 1
Wheat Field 30 x 40"
Laprairie Neige 24 x 20"
Boston Park, Summertime 60 x 48"
Beacon Hill Snow 16 x 12"
Acorn Street in Snow 16 x 12"
Snow, Boston Park Bridge 24 x 30" 1
Newbury Street Snow 30 x 36" 1
Boston Park, Spring 12 x 20"
â€œI try to make the person looking at my paintings feel the color of the sky, the temperature of the air, and the breeze in the apple trees or wheat stalks.â€? -samir sammoun
Newbury Street Snow 30 x 24"
Boston by Night 36 x 36"
Boston Park Snow 12 x 16"
Champ de Lavande 30 x 30"
â€œSammoun uses a contemporary interpretation of the Post-Impressionist style of strong colors, a thick impasto of paint and distinctive brushstrokes to illustrate his subject matter. Light and atmosphere play a major role in bringing the paintings to life.â€? -cecilia m. esposito director, plattsburgh state art museum
Poppies and Young Olive Trees, Tuscany 30 x 30"
Soleil et Lavande Mosaique 48 x 48" 1
Almond Trees in Bloom 30 x 36" 1
Soleil et Lavande 10 x 8"
Champ de Coquelicots Bourgogne 16 x 12"
Spring Byblos 36 x 30"
Coquelicots Provence, France 24 x 30"
"The best of Van Gogh lives on in Sammoun, who seeks to capture his unique ability to convey the infinite depths and heights of emotion, filtered through the fiery passion of his paintings." -victor forbes editor in chief, fine art magazine
Soleil et Lavande 72 x 60"
Sammoun's work has been shown in museums internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal, Québec, the Plattsburgh State University Museum in Plattsburgh, New York, and the Latino Art Museum in Ponoma, California, among others. He has also had the distinct honor of being a part of "Give the Arts a Chance" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to his museum representation, Sammoun's work can be found in private and corporate collections around the globe. Sammoun is also an active member in many charitable organizations, including the Sainte Justine Hospital in Montréal and the Medical Mission for Children in Boston.
A select listing of Sammoun's work in North American Museums include: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA "Give the Arts a Chance" Plattsburgh State University Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY Latino Art Museum, Ponoma, CA Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec Marc-Aurèle Fortin Museum, Montréal, Québec McCord Museum, Montréal, Québec Champlain Museum, Lake Champlain, NY St. Joseph's Oratory Museum, Montréal, Québec
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Published on Nov 10, 2016
Join us at Galerie d’Orsay as we ring in the holiday season with the newest paintings by Samir Sammoun. From the lush, lavender fields of Pr...