Analysis Of Gustave Caillebotte 's ' Paris Street, Rainy Day '

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Gustave Caillebotte was a french impressionist artist of the nineteenth century. He grew up in a wealthy family and inherited his father’s fortune in 1874. At that time he had already made aquantasist with several impressionist artist and soon began to focus on art. He made his debut in the second Impressionist exhibition in 1876. Gustave was an impressionist artist but his style differ from many of the other impressionist artist because his work was more realistic. One of his most famous painting is "Paris Street;Rainy Day." Gustave Caillebotte painted “Paris Street: Rainy Day” in 1877. In this painting Gustave Caillebotte depicts a very realistic looking painting of a street after a rainstorm; The painting is so realistic that it almost feels as if it is a photograph. The expansive street and uniform architecture, common in Paris after Haussmann 's renovations, are accentuated, and in many ways the work is a realistic snapshot of modern everyday life. “Paris Street; Rainy Day” is so realistic because of the perspective at which it is painted. The bold perspective thrusts the scene outward, and with details such as the sharply receding roofline of the main building and the acute tilt of the street, geometric and visual effects are created which push and pull the viewer and instill the painting with action. The way that Caillebotte painted this makes the people depicted seem as if they are still in motion and are going to walk out of the painting. The painting itself is…

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