Original Creation Date: January 21st, 2006

Rue St. Vincent is a street in Paris in the Montmarte district, and upon that street is a little club called Au Lapin Agile. This club, back in the 1910’s, was hugely popular with artists and intellectuals. Famous painters, poets, and writers would frequent this club, and Au Lapin Agile is still one of the most popular nightspots in all of Paris to this day. I picked the street and the club because I picture this boy standing outside, leaning up against a brick wall, smoking his cigarette beneath a flickering street lamp and watching people walk down the lane. And of course, as he watches, the girls that just passed him by crane their necks to get another look before they turn the corner. A shining example of a momentary glimpse that lasts ages.

Hope you enjoy it.

Charcoal on 90lb. paper, 16″ × 20″, freehand.
Model: Steven Morgan

Original available for purchase. Note me for pricing.

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Ania Ahlborn is an author, avid traditional charcoal artist, and photography hobbyist. You can find her photography here and learn more about her on her website, AniaAhlborn.com

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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Superb and such a lovely atmosphere you paint in your notes too x

  • malina
    malinaalmost 6 years ago

    love the mood…excellent work =)

  • Mugsy
    Mugsyalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful light on the face – the eye is so intense.

  • Chantel Smith
    Chantel Smithalmost 6 years ago

    How much do u sell ur originals for???? there fantastic

  • It depends on the piece you’re interested in. I’ve sold some upwards of $300 USD.

    – Ania Ahlborn

  • Maninder
    Maninderover 5 years ago

    Very stylish ,Good job.

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 4 years ago

    This one made me smile instantly! classy pose!

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