American Legacy Fine Arts presents "Promenade, Santa Monica" a painting by Alexander V. Orlov.

Alexander V. Orlov

Crêpes on Third Street Promenade; Santa Monica

  • Oil on canvas
  • 16" x 12", artwork
  • 21" x 17" x 1", framed
  • Contemporary

Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Crêpes on Third Street Promenade is painted in Alexander Orlov’s unique hyper-realistic manner. The artist captures every detail with great precision: the neon marquee, the promotional banners, sunlight peering through foliage and reflecting off umbrellas, a pair of his and her bikes locked at a rack. Together these elements create a realistic sense of place and time, and a narrative that evokes a possible couple’s rendezvous.

The scene takes place on a popular corner of Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, a familiar place to many locals as well as tourists from around the world. It may not be coincidental that Russian-born Orlov chose Café Crêpe as the focal point of the painting. Orlov’s connection could be the fact that the crêpes served at the restaurant remind him of the blini back home, a tasty Russian version of the thin pancake.

Los Angeles Art Show 2014, Los Angeles Convention Center, January 15 – 19, 2014

“Eclectic L.A. — Four Perspectives,” American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 10 – December 8, 2012

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