"Cafe de Flore" by Michael Flohr
Media: Limited Edition Hand Enhanced Giclee on Canvas
Image Dimensions: 40 x 30 in
Edition #: 49/195
About "Cafe de Flore"
From Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir to Johnny Depp and Robert de
Niro, one small Parisian eatery has attracted the presence of artists, writers,
thinkers, and creators for centuries. Today, contemporary oil painter Michael
Flohr joins the ranks of those who have found a home amongst the historical
environs of Café de Flore and memorializes its presence in an oil painting as
only he can render.
Since the late 19th century, Café de Flore has resided on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in
Paris. A corner café with its Art Deco style interior, Flore offers its
visitors a view into the historically significant café lifestyle for which
Paris is known. It is an archetypal landmark of the French capitol, signifying
freedom of expression and creation.
True to Michael Flohr’s contemporary impressionist style, the artist applies bold,
colorful brushstrokes, capturing the afternoon light filtering down upon the
iconic boulevard. Savoring beauty in tradition, Café de Flore evokes a
nostalgia for years gone by and a romantic hope for those to come. The
establishment’s guests temporarily reside below Flore’s signature awning, their
faces remaining anonymous to the viewer.
They are the artists of yesterday and today: contemporaries amongst the
ghosts of artists past. Imbibed with creative thought, Café de Flore is where
great novels are conceived over coffee, timeless images sketched out on a
humble notebook, and poets scribble verses and epics. Under the sign of
“Flore”, Flohr pays tribute to his namesake and continues to ensure the success
of the creative arts.
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With his parents encouragement, he began painting at the young age of five and later on pursued a degree at the San Francisco Academy of Art College, graduating in 1999. Michael Flohr has also been recognized into New York's Society of Illustrators, joining the ranks of legendary predecessors such as Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth. Depicting ordinary moments in extraordinary ways, Michael Flohr's work displays an artistic mastery of color, perspective, technique and vision. Largely urban in content with a European flair, his paintings cover subject matter ranging from nightlife scenes, cityscapes, still lifes and figurative portraiture. Inspired by the works of master impressionists, Flohr prefers to paint in oils and comments " I love oil paint because of its durability and the richness it brings to the canvas. I also believe that most people with an appreciation for art respect an artists use of this classic medium."