Thursday, 26 April 2012
Selling and buying
This type of shop, buying and selling all sorts of household goods, has all but disappeared in the UK but can still be found in France, generally called a "brocante". They are of course, steadily moving up market but not yet styling themselves as antique shops as they tend to in the UK.
The artist who created the original picture was Tavik František Šimon, a Czech artist who lived for a time in Paris. He travelled widely and visited London, the Netherlands, Spain, India, Japan and the USA, as well as France. All these places featured in his art.