"Merio Ameglio (1897-1970) Paris Royal Street"
Large oil painting painting on canvas Art Deco era signed lower left Amerio Ameglio (1897-1970) counter-signed on the back by the artist and titled "Rue Royale" (dimensions: 72 cm X 63 cm / a view: 55 cm X 46 cm). Merio Ameglio has captured here a scene of Parisian life like Galen Laloue or Edouard Cortes who have distinguished themselves in this field. What seems passionate here the painter Ameglio is the choice of a painting partially worked with a knife, this choice is not trivial because the light sparkles like a blade and these marks in the pictorial material are of the same nature as the Radiance sharp by the reflections of shimmering light, shining and jerky. Ameglio uses this powerful impasto with a lot of commitment and reassurance, full of energy and strength, where the liveliness of the color and the touch is a response where the main subject echoes somehow the brightness of the South that he particularly likes. The work shows a beautiful sense of composition, the imperial solidity of the columns of the Madeleine is enhanced by the rounded masses of foliage trees, and pedestrians and cars soften a perspective treated with an impressionist perfection. Merio Ameglio is a painter, engraver, lithographer and illustrator born in Italy in 1897. He is a Montmartre painter who enrolls in the School of Paris. He is mainly known for his scenes of urban life, his seascapes and landscapes. Merio Améglio was born in San Remo but spent his childhood in the south of France, passionate about painting from a very young age, he observes the artists working on the Riviera and trains himself by watching them work. He decides to leave to improve in Paris, and goes back towards the capital while painting the landscapes which it crosses. In Paris, he moved to Montmartre and built a reputation by painting street scenes and urban landscapes. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon in 1938. After the war, he continues to live in Montmartre and exhibits regularly in the galleries of Paris and southern France in Cannes, Nice, Menton.