Antoine Bittar's main interest lies in the challenge of capturing and creating atmospheric impressions. Colour harmonies can be slightly enhanced or muted while unnecessary detail is often suppressed to heighten mood. The use of subtle values and ethereal textures give the work a quality which transcends the subject. The resulting images radiate with an aura of inner tranquility and mystery.
In accordance with his aesthetic taste, the artist feels a true contentment with the enduring qualities of simplified-realism or impressionist styles adapted to present day subject matter. Through this approach, the artwork reveals a personal signature both timeless and universal in it's appeal. Undoubtedly his artistic and inner quests become linked to one another; soulful moments captured through contemplation beyond the visual plane where mind, sensibility and feelings can translate observation to a higher awareness.
The Old Port of Montreal (French: Vieux-Port de Montréal) is the historic port of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Located in Old Montreal, it stretches for over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River in Old Montreal. It was used as early as 1611, when French fur traders used it as a trading post.
The Old Port was redeveloped in the early 1990s, under the direction of architects Aurèle Cardinal and Peter Rose. It is today a recreational and historical area and draws six million tourists annually.