Paris a Rainy Day

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Paris Street; Rainy Day (French: Rue de Paris, temps de pluie) is a large 1877 oil painting by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894), and is his best known work. It shows a number of individuals walking through the Place de Dublin, then known as the Carrefour de Moscou, at an intersection to the east of the Gare Saint-Lazare in north Paris.

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SKU: TRG-PRINT-INET-000202 Categories: , Tag: Artist: Caillebotte, Gustave

Description

Although Caillebotte was a friend and patron of many of the impressionist painters, and this work is part of that school, it differs in its realism and reliance on line rather than broad brush strokes.

Caillebotte’s interest in photography is evident. The figures in the foreground appear “out of focus”, those in the mid-distance (the carriage and the pedestrians in the intersection) have sharp edges, while the features in the background become progressively indistinct. The severe cropping of some figures – particularly the man to the far right – further suggests the influence of photography.

The painting was first shown at the Third Impressionist Exhibition of 1877. It is currently owned by the Art Institute of Chicago. AIC curator Gloria Groom described the work as “the great picture of urban life in the late 19th century.”

Bibliography
Paris Street; Rainy Day, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paris_Street;_Rainy_Day&oldid=1086216445 (last visited Aug. 5, 2022).

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