Georges Cyr (1880-1964) was born in Montgeron in northern France - near Paris - in 1880. As early as 1922, the first exhibition was held in the Galerie Moderne in Rouen, which was solely dedicated to his works. In 1934 he emigrated to Lebanon and settled in Beirut. The French artist brought the influences of Parisian modernity with him from his homeland, for which he was welcomed with open arms by his Lebanese colleagues. Cyr, who would later devote himself entirely to Cubism, was himself under the influence of the works of Cézanne and those of Vlaminck from an early age.
This influence is also evident in the watercolour village in Provence. Applied with a light, quick stroke, the colors and lines complement each other to create a landscape of hills and houses, next to which the green trees crowd. A colorful play of colours from indicated objects flows over the sheet.