Monday, April 13

Gustave Caillebotte - Paris street compared with a contemporary photo

Gustave Caillebotte was among the impressionist although his art is far more realistic and he was one of the first artists to use photography. Perhaps this is one of the reasons he was not recognized as one of the master of impressionists. The painting above "Paris Street, Rainy day", was bought by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1964. Comparing the painting, done in 1877, to a contemporary photography shows what still remains after more than a century. The Chicago Magazine has detailed four points here.

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