My Art Review: Part 4 La Gare Saint-Lazare: Caillebotte’s Rue de Paris;temps de pluie

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Image Rue de Paris; temps de pluie . 1878, Art Institute of Chicago

Contrary to Caillebotte’s Pont de l’Europe, the scene which Caillebotte uses in Rue de Paris;temps de pluie (1877 Art Institute of Chicago) presents a winter scene staged on the rue de Saint-Petersbourg in front of Manet’s studio and near the intersection of rue de Moscou.  A little further down the street, number 44, between rue de Florence and Place de Clichy was Manet’s family apartment. Caillebotte started the overall composition in a large sketch in oil paint and made ​​several studies, including the detail of a block of cobblestone, and many drawings of his characters.  The sketch is more impressionistic than a definitive painting, thanks to its brighter atmosphere, the vivid colors, and most importantly, its vaporous silhouettes.

Caillebotte's rue de Moscou/Turin 1905 Caillebotte’s rue de Moscou/Turin
1905

Caillebotte exhibited Rue de Paris; temps de pluie  in l’Exposition Impressionniste de 1877 next to…

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