Paris Street Rainy Day

Paris Street Rainy Day Painting by Gustave Caillebotte.

Paris Street Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte

Paris Street Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte was produced in 1877 and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Impressionism movement. The work can be viewed now at Art Institute of Chicago Building, Chicago

 

Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): nature, rain
 

 

Paris Street Rainy Day is an oil painting produced in 1877 by the French painter Gustave Caillebotte.

This painting was regarded as one of the best-known works of Gustave Caillebotte.

The picture Paris Street Rainy Day was painted showing Rue de Turin’s eastern side located north toward the Place de Dublin. Baron Haussmann worked really hard on the construction of the neoclassical buildings. The painting details various streets of Rue de Turin. At that time, the ashlar facades of the buildings were seen as modern and fresh but today it’s uniform. There were three roads on the northern side of the square visible on the painting namely, the rue de Moscou looking on the left, the rue Clapeyron at the center of the painting, and a continuation of the rue de Turin on the right. This painting depicts an interesting figure of a line from a building to the left and then breaks in the line to the right. It portrays that the square was crossed by rue de Saint-Pétersbourg.

The work can be viewed at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Paris Street Rainy Day is an oil painting produced in 1877 by the French painter Gustave Caillebotte.

The picture Paris Street Rainy Day was painted showing Rue de Turin’s eastern side located north toward the Place de Dublin. Baron Haussmann worked really hard on the construction
The picture depicts that two men were walking around the street under an umbrella; the color used was indicating that the season was winter afternoon. They were dressed according to the Paris fashion of that time. One is female and she was wearing a veil, hat, diamond earrings, and a fur-lined coat. The man wears a topcoat, coat, frock, a tie, a hat, a white shirt. Some other people were depicted in the background as from the working middle-class figures.

Gustave Caillebotte used a two-point perspective because the view angle of the roads and buildings portrayed the same. Gustave Caillebotte was 29 years old when his masterpiece Paris Street Rainy Day was shown in an exhibition which was held in 1877. He was the youngest and one of the most active members of the group. Paris Street Rainy Day is a large oil painting with dimensions 212.2 cm × 276.2 cm.

 

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