Vue de toits (effet de neige) [Rooftops in the Snow (snow effect)]  1878

by Gustave Caillebotte

This painting, an eminently "modern" urban landscape, wonderfully describes the atmosphere of a winter's day in Paris. The heavy sky bathes the snow-covered roofs in grey, brightened with a few notes of soft pink. By thus turning his attention to the effect of the seasons on light and landscape, Caillebotte joined his Impressionist friends Monet, Sisley and Pissarro. [url=...
64 x 82 cm
Oil on canvas
This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)