The mature artist: The 70s

IN the 1970s, Balkanyi began experimenting with colour. See how she takes her gouache of the Place d’Aligre and creates a coloured etching from it. Her use of detail grew more sophisticated: the mass of detail in Montparnasse is echoed in Le Moulin Rouge, but now it is not only the people, but the vehicles and buildings too that become lively and funny characters. This period, too, shows Balkanyi's enjoying her technical skills technique allowing her to create wonderfully varied images of animals (the peacock, the marmosets and the tortoises), and in a more serious vein, her landscape etchings show a stunning command of texture. The compositions of Le Dejeuner au Self and Le Cote d'Azur are fascinating harbingers of her late works.

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