Friday, 5 September 2008

How much for the letuce? - Oil painting

Markets are part of a long tradition in France and many people still go to the market once a week to buy fruits and vegetables. These places are bursting with colours, life and enthusiasm.

Fruits are stacked in artful pyramids and vegetables, displayed in wooden crates, paint an edible chess-board.

How much for this letuce? - Oil on linen canvas (35 x 27 cm) by Benoit Philippe

This particular market is named "Marché Poncelet" and is located in the 17th area of Paris.

1 comment:

Hervé said...

je reconnais bien l'atmosphère du marché Poncelet où déjà mon grand-père faisait ses courses au début du siècle dernier.