Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare  1877

by Claude Monet

The Impressionists frequently paid tribute to the modern aspects of Paris. Their paintings abound with scenes of grand boulevards and elegant, new blocks of buildings, as well as achievements of modern construction such as iron bridges, exhibition halls, and train sheds. [i]Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare[/i] was an especially appropriate choice of subject...
60.3 x 80.2 cm (23 3/4 x 31 1/2 in.)
Oil on Canvas
Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago