Ballade de Printemps I (Ballad of Spring I)
Medium:Color Lithograph on BFK Rives paper
Height: 18.875 in
Width: 13.375 in
Vibrant landscape with blue and red in foreground, with green and yellow further back. One blue person and one red in the field. Pink trees on the right horizon with purple silhouette of a building on the left. Sky is shades of blue, violet, rose, and teal.
Born in Eubonne, France, Claude Manoukian's work is largely inspired by the nature around which he was raised, namely the forest of Montmorency, renowned for its beauty. At age 14, he began attending courses at The École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where he focused on creating textile design sketches, which later turned into scarf designing for several haute couture fashion houses such as Dior, St. Laurent, Gucci, and Givenchy.