original is an oil on canvas, overall size: 54.9 x 65.4 cm (21 5/8 x 25 3/4 in.), framed: 79.7 x 89.5 x 10.1 cm (31 3/8 x 35 1/4 x 4 in.)
kit was purchased December 2020 from Ever Moment Official Store on Ali Express, 60x75cm (23.62x29.53 in), custom photo option
still have plans to create a slideshow video of completing this and post an update
About the Place du Carrousel
The Place du Carrousel is the former location of Tuileries Palace. This location has significance and history pertaining to the French Revolution and the overthrow of the monarchy. In 1789 a mob forced the royal family to move from Versailles to Tuileries Palace. In 1792 Tuileries Palace was invaded by mainly working-class people and a guillotine was erected in the Place du Carrousel and King Louis XVI was put on trial. King Louis XVI was executed most prominently for high treason on January 21, 1793 at the Place de la Révolution or the Place de la Concorde which is between the Seine and Tuileries Garden. In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte moved into Tuileries Palace. Tuileries Palace was later burned, and it is unclear to me exactly who burned it and why and it may officially be a mystery. Currently, the Place du Carrousel includes the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum. The provenance explains the painting was confiscated during WWII and eventually restituted. This painting is a view from a hotel room Pissarro rented on the rue de Rivoli. In his older age an eye infection often would not allow him to paint outside. He was either 69 or 70 years old when he painted this. Pissarro's 1897 "Boulevard Monmartre, Spring Morning" sold for over $32 million (19.9 million pounds) in 2014. The most expensive price paid for a Pissarro painting (as of 2022). Impressionist paintings often represent progress and focusing on the present moment. It was a novel style as the norm at the time was painting heroic moments of the past.
Pictures of some of my completed craft projects from 2017-2021. This used to be a page that was periodically updated. This is not all of my artwork and craft projects. There are also quite a few projects from several years ago that I still have not finished. There are some additional details on my craft projects published under older posts you can find using the search box of this site.
Cerulean Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue
Blue-gold paint (opal magic art alchemy brand)
Gold Mica Flake (Large) Paint (Golden Acrylics (TM) for the lines separating the triangles)
This painting did not fit in a gallery frame due to the gold mica flake acrylic paint I put on the side of it. You can see the pile of gold flake at the bottom of the photo I took off to try to fit it into the frame, but it did not work. Maybe a floater frame for this painting if I decide to frame it. I actually added copper acrylic metallic paint to the side of this after I varnished it and took off some of gold mica flake paint. Going forward I plan not to add texture to the sides of paintings. I used black paint and iridescent gold (golden acrylics brand) on the sides
I added this on last as a varnish and sprinkled glitter on top
I added glitter probably at every coat and layer and process
For the paints and supplies I just used multiple brands (Liquitex, Memory, Amersterdam, Artist’s Loft, Sargent Art etc.). I am not really sure what the best brand is or if it makes a difference or that great of a difference.