Quai de la Gare, snow (quai de Bercy)

size(cm): 45x55
Sale price£156 GBP


The painting Quai de la Gare, Snow (Quai de Bercy) by French artist Armand Guillaumin is an impressionist work depicting a Paris cityscape in winter. The painting, original size 51 x 61 cm, is a sample of the artistic style that characterized Guillaumin and his group of friends, the Impressionists.

The composition of the painting is very interesting as the artist has managed to capture the cold and snowy atmosphere of the city with an impressionist technique using loose and vibrant brush strokes. The view of the Quai de Bercy, with its snow-covered buildings and boats, is an image that evokes the sense of tranquility and serenity felt in a snow-covered city.

Color is another outstanding aspect of this work. Guillaumin has used a palette of cold and soft colors to represent the snow and the gray sky. The light filtering through the clouds creates an atmosphere of mystery and melancholy that is typical of impressionism.

The history of the painting is also very interesting. It was painted in 1875, during a period when Guillaumin was heavily influenced by his Impressionist friends, such as Monet and Pissarro. The work was exhibited at the Salon des Independants in 1880, where it was very well received by critics and the public.

Despite its success, this painting is one of Guillaumin's lesser-known works. However, it is a very representative sample of impressionism and a work that deserves to be appreciated for its beauty and technique.

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