Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Paris Street; Rainy Day" by Gustave Caillebotte

This painting is entitled Paris Street; Rainy Day by  French artist Gustave Caillebotte. The medium used is oil on canvas. Caillebotte's interest in photography is evident from the painting. The figures in the foreground appear out of focus, those in the mid-distance have sharp edges, while the features in the background becomes progressively unnoticeable. I chose this painting because this idea of space related to our discussion of the Villa drawing. Where objects in the foreground are larger and get progressively smaller moving towards the background. This also related to the discussion on perspective. This painting is an example of two point perspective. The two vanishing points are the disappearing edges of the building in the background.

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