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The Yerres Effect of Rain by Gustave Caillebotte

    The Yerres Effect of Rain by Gustave Caillebotte

    The Yerres Effect of Rain by Gustave Caillebotte was created in 1875. The painting is in Indiana University Art Museum. The size of the work is 80,3 x 59,1 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Gustave Caillebotte painted The Yerres, Effect of Rain on his family’s property outside Paris. The composition includes a glimpse of a boat’s perhaps Caillebotte’s just visible on the far shore of the Yerres River. The artist was an avid rower, and canoes, skiffs, and rowboats appear in many of his works. The painting?s vertical format, diagonal lines, and stylized pattern of raindrops also suggest the influence of Japanese woodblock prints, which had been available in France since the early nineteenth century, and were collected by many artists. Their distinctive aesthetic qualities had a strong influence on Impressionism. (Read more in Indiana University Art 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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