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Paris liberated

Colin Colahan (1897-1987)
Paris liberated, Colin Colahan, Australian War Memorial, ART25705

Colahan's lively painting with its colourful palette captures the joyful activity of a liberated city. Clearly evident is the sheer exuberance of the Parisians as they cycle through the streets, now free of German occupation and oppression. French flags are flying, the young and old have returned to the streets, and all are enjoying spring and their new-found freedom. Colahan's tonal-impressionist style is entirely appropriate to this subject, which he has rendered so delightfully.

Oil on plywood 50.7 x 60.7 cm
Painted in London, c. 1945
Acquired under official war art scheme in 1946
Australian War Memorial
ART 25705

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