French Academic Classical artist Etienne Adolphe Piot created “Origami Dreams”, a genre painting featuring a young girl with origami birds. Piot was known for his portraits of young women and exhibited in Paris Salons from 1850-1909. The painting, which is held in a private collection, measures 52 x 39.5 cm. The artwork showcases the intricate details of the origami birds that surround the central figure, giving it an ethereal quality.
While origami is often used as a way to symbolize transformation and imagination, “Origami Dreams” takes on a more lighthearted approach by depicting a young girl at play. The simple yet elegant composition shows how both nature and art can intertwine to create beauty. Overall, “Origami Dreams” stands out as an unusual subject matter within Piot’s oeuvre and provides an interesting glimpse into the world of origami as seen through the eyes of classical realism artistry.