Place du Théâtre Français Paris, Rain by Camille Pissarro was created in 1898. The painting is in Minneapolis Institute of Art. The size of the work is 73 x 82 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
After a chronic eye infection limited the amount of time Camille Pissarro could spend outdoors, he began a series of views of Paris seen from hotel windows. Hoping to show the beauty of the bustling city, he painted this view down the Avenue de l’Opera and other vistas at different hours and seasons, and under varying weather conditions… Read more in Minneapolis Institute of Art
In this work the circular Place du Theatre Francais is in the foreground, from which the Avenue de l’Opera branches off into the distance, Charles Garnier’s opera house being visible at the very end, enveloped in a haze. This area of the city was filled with high-class shops and was the heart of consumerism in the capital. Here, as mentioned in his letter, he depicted the ‘silvery’ streets wet with rain. In contrast to the Boulevard Montmartre series of the previous year, these works presented Pissarro with a much more rectilinear composition, dominated by distant views in plunging perspective. Furthermore, there are the additional circular elements of both the Place du Theatre Francais itself and the pedestrian islands with their fountains. Pissarro thought this series a great success, and it was exhibited in its entirety at the Durand-Ruel galleries in June 1898… Read more in impressionist.org