The Park at Yerres (1877) by Gustave Caillebotte

The Park at Yerres - Gustave Caillebotte - 1877

Artwork Information

TitleThe Park at Yerres
ArtistGustave Caillebotte
Dimensions81 x 59 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Park at Yerres

The artwork titled “The Park at Yerres” is an exquisite oil on canvas painting by the artist Gustave Caillebotte, created in 1877. As a significant piece of the Impressionist movement, this landscape reflects the distinct characteristics of the genre with its loose brushwork and depiction of light. The artwork measures 81 by 59 centimeters and is currently held in a private collection.

The painting captures a serene view of a park, presumably part of an estate in the town of Yerres, where Caillebotte spent time and was inspired by the local scenery. The composition features an elegantly curving path leading the viewer’s eye towards a classically styled house partially obscured by dappled sunlight filtering through lush trees. The verdant foliage exhibits various shades of greens and grays, typical of the Impressionists’ exploration of natural light and shadow. In the foreground, a vibrant flowerbed edged by a neatly trimmed lawn presents a burst of colors ranging from warm reds to cooler whites and greens, creating a contrast with the dominant greens and the subdued architecture in the background. The overall effect of this composition is a tranquil representation of an idyllic, sunlit garden that invites contemplation and leisure.

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