Gustave Caillebotte – Le Pont de L’Europe (1876)

In this painting Le Pont de l’Europe (1876), the strong diagonal of the massive iron trusses pulls the viewer’s gaze along the pedestrian path, as if joining in the random actions of Parisians out for a stroll. The cool tones of Caillebotte’s palette enforce the sense of the city’s fabric — built of stone, iron, and concrete — even in the light of a mild, sunny day.
 
Oil on canvas
49 1/8 x 71 1/8 in. (124.8 x 180.7 cm)
Petit Palais, Geneva

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One response to “Gustave Caillebotte – Le Pont de L’Europe (1876)

  1. Angel eyes

    lovely grasdiations of colour as well   angel eyes

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