Louis Icart (Louis Icart, 1888-1950) - French painter, draftsman, engraver and illustrator, author of numerous works of glamorous content.
Born in Toulouse, France, the first son of Jean and Elizabeth Icarus. The culturally rich city of Toulouse was home to many famous artists and writers, and turned out to be a source of inspiration for the artist. Although his education was initially focused on banking (the profession of his father), he soon became interested in plays by Victor Hugo, whose works he could read endlessly, and this passion, which grew into an interest in the theater, aroused in his soul a love of art.
Icarus in 1907 moved to Paris. It was the end of a passing era, but still shining in the Beautiful Age, and the beginning of a hotly contested cubist revolution. Here he began to study painting, drawing and engraving. By the early 1920s, when the Art Deco style took over the Parisian art scene, Icarus created an image of a glamorous, sensual woman with a sense of humor. His works have become extremely popular in the art market. However, despite all the novelty and freshness, they retained the classic lines and forms of art of the eighteenth century, famous for painting artists such as Jean Antoine Watteau, François Boucher and Jean Honore Fragonard.
Icarus mainly worked in the technique of engraving. However, I want to devote today's selection of his works to the little-known wide audience to the painterly paintings of the artist. Painting, according to contemporaries, Icarus was engaged exclusively for the soul and rarely exhibited his paintings for public court.