A Balcony (1880) by Gustave Caillebotte

A Balcony - Gustave Caillebotte - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleA Balcony
ArtistGustave Caillebotte
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions69 x 62 cm
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A Balcony

Gustave Caillebotte’s “A Balcony in Paris” is an oil on canvas painting created around 1880-81. The artwork features a unique depth, created by strong diagonals and blue-grey tones that contrast with splashes of color. Caillebotte experimented with bold perspectives, utilizing expanded viewpoints, sharp angles, and tilted vantage points to create a dramatic effect.

The artist was known for using photography as source material in his work. He also created a companion piece to “A Balcony in Paris” titled “On the Pont de l’Europe.” While the painting is currently held in private collection, many of Caillebotte’s other works can be found worldwide in various museums and galleries.

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