I recently read an article about a French artist called Raymond Wintz (born Joseph Raimond Wintz). He was a Parisian artist born in 1884. The reason I found him and the reason for writing about him in this Blog post is due to the title of his most famous painting - The Blue Door. The original name for this famous piece is "Un coin du port a Doelan". I don't know much French, but I think this translates to something like "a corner from the door to Doelan".
The painting shows an open door revealing a pretty coastal scene with a bright blue sky and a harbour with boats. Doelan is a beautiful fishing harbour in Brittany, which is popular with tourists.
Many artists have tried to replicate this scene and the original is popular in print and poster format.
Wintz painted several similar scenes, which tend to include an open door and a view outside to show a pretty landscape in Brittany.
Personally I like the pretty style of Wintz's paintings. The open door reveals a beautiful scene, which looks summery and reminds me of family holidays in France. The door appears to lead out onto a balcony and as I look at the painting, I can imagine sitting out in the early morning sunshine eating a croissant, drinking nice coffee and reading a good book or just relaxing and enjoying the stunning view.
'The Blue Door' was painted around 1924 however I think the scene looks quite modern and there is nothing to suggest this is an old fashioned setting. I can imagine the view from this home is exactly the same today.
If you are looking for an exterior French door for your home to recreate the scene as depicted in the painting of the Blue Door then you should take a look at the Doorsan website.
We have a wide range of hardwood doors that you can paint blue or any colour you like.