Robert Sivard

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Menage au Fil de l'Eau (large detail)

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Menage au Fil de l'Eau (detail)

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Menage au Fil de l'Eau (documentary slide)

The only documentation available for this painting, which became part of the Margaret Biddle collection in Paris, is this poor-quality slide. I've used it to demonstrate the wonderful restoration possibilities of image-editing tools. The work was poorly photgraphed and the slide was in a deteriorating state, but with digital tools quite a bit of the original detail and color can be restored. This documentary slide is from 1953.

The composition of this painting is unusual for Sivard, but like most of his work, this has a narrative quality: it tells a story.