ART DE INSTAGRAM

The Frenchiest Art to Instagram for Bastille Day

19228301_1060152130782717_2280403466947919872_n.jpg
Courtesy of @acquavellagalleries

Bastille Day has been around to commemorate the French revolution every year since 1789, but it’s only recently that you can celebrate July 14 on Instagram—or, in other words, in true French effortless style. Gramming art rather than, say, a croissant, is obviously the more intellectual, shall we say French, choice, and while there are classics like Eugène Delacroix’s Lady Liberty, outside of the Louvre—and beyond Banksy‘s graffiti of the Mona Lisa—there’s beaucoup Frenchie-favoring art, too. Robert Delaunay’s canvases have long plumbed the French artist’s fascination with the Eiffel Tower, which also made its way into the photos of Richard Avedon, whose portraits of the supermodel Dovima also portray Paris at its most chic. More recently, there’s also the food fetish works of Chloe Wise, the carb-loving artist who makes literal baguette bags, which also shout out French brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Take your pick of the lot, preferably with a glass of beaujolais in hand, here.

1
Courtesy of @acquavellagalleries

Wayne Thiebaud, detail of French Fries, 2003-2008.

2
Courtesy of @brightgirl22

Claude Monet, La Rue Montorgueil, 1878.

3
Courtesy of @sleekmag

Richard Avedon, Dovima with Sacha, 1955.

4
Courtesy of @artyicons

Banksy, Mona Lisa Rocketlauncher, 2007-2008.

5
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Antoine Vollon, Still Life with Cheese, late 1870s.

6
Courtesy of @guggenheim

Fernand Léger, The Great Parade, 1954.

7
Courtesy of @oliviaaherne

Chloe Wise, Louis Vuitton Baguette, 2013.

8
Courtesy of @moghegg

Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830.

9
Courtesy of @blue_medium

Robert Delaunay, La Tour simultanée, 1910-1911.

10
Courtesy of @valeriesanyas

Jean Michel Berts, Tour Eiffel Rotonde, 2012.

11
Courtesy of @anotherartblogdotcom

Egan Frantz, Baguette Sculpture, 2012.

12
Courtesy of @wjhyn

Childe Hassam, The New York Bouquet, West Forty-Second Street, 1917.

13
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Juan Gris, Still Life with Checked Tablecloth, 1915.

14
Courtesy of @hookedblog

Banksy, Les Misérables, 2016.