The ethereal, twilight ambiance that follows a rainshower is gently conveyed in Paul Cornoyer’s “Plaza After the Rain.” Using the simplicity of a tonal palette and a misty Impressionist style, Cornoyer (1864- 1923) specialized in perfectly rendered scenes of cities after a rain. He also loved painting Paris but was impassioned by New York where, by 1900, his paintings of the city were quite popular.
Paul Cornoyer’s muted cityscapes convey the weather’s elements and atmosphere with great affect. His misty Impressionist style features a tonal palette for rendered with lyrical simplicity. Cornoyer (1864 – 1923) was mesmerized by New York City, receiving widespread acclaim by 1900. Cornoyer studied art in Paris, which he also adored painting, and was awarded a gold medal from the American Art Association.