The Seine and the Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil by Gustave Caillebotte was created in ca. 1885 – 1887. The painting is in Brooklyn Museum, New York. The size of the work is 115,6 x 154,9 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
For Gustave Caillebotte the suburban town of Argenteuil was an ideal modern landscape, where nature, industry, and leisure coexisted. Here, in sweeping brushwork, the artist depicts one of the most significant nineteenth-century symbols of modernity—the steam train—about to cross the concrete and iron railroad bridge spanning the Seine. The cropped edges of his composition and its dramatic perspective suggest the influence of photography on his work. (Read more in Brooklyn Museum)
About the Artist: French painter Gustave Caillebotte was born in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. Caillebotte earned a law degree in 1868 and a license to practice law in 1870, and he also was an engineer. After the Franco-Prussian war, Caillebotte began visiting the studio of painter Léon Bonnat. In 1873, Caillebotte entered the École des Beaux-Arts, but apparently did not spend much time there. was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group… Read more
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