The Park on the Caillebotte Property at Yerres (1875) by Gustave Caillebotte

The Park on the Caillebotte Property at Yerres - Gustave Caillebotte - 1875

Artwork Information

TitleThe Park on the Caillebotte Property at Yerres
ArtistGustave Caillebotte
Dimensions65 x 92 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Park on the Caillebotte Property at Yerres

“The Park on the Caillebotte Property at Yerres,” crafted by Gustave Caillebotte in 1875, is an exquisite exemplar of Impressionism rendered in oil on canvas, measuring 65 by 92 centimeters. As a genre painting, it presents a scene reflective of quotidian life and is currently held in a private collection. This artwork is illustrative of the Impressionistic dedication to capturing the ephemeral qualities of light and the artist’s perception of the scene.

The artwork illustrates a serene view of a park, likely on a private estate. Two figures, an adult and a child, presumably out for a leisurely stroll, are positioned in the foreground, with their backs toward the viewer, guiding the eye into the depth of the scene. They are dressed in attire indicative of the period, with the adult figure donning a hat and a coat while the child is similarly attired, suggesting a genteel or affluent social standing.

The use of light and shade imbues the scene with a tranquil atmosphere. The softness of the brushstrokes helps convey the lushness of the greenery and the textures of the garden. To the right, various flowerbeds with vivid blooming flowers form circular patterns, presenting an attentive focus on garden design and forming a contrast with the sprawling green lawns.

In the background, a glimpse of the Caillebotte family estate is visible, its architecture elegant and evocative of the period’s affluent lifestyle. The inclusion of the lawn, flowers, and house suggests a composed, refined setting where the emphasis is on the genteel pleasures of domestic life within a natural setting. The artwork as a whole captures the essence of Impressionism, emphasizing the nuances of natural light and the impression left on the viewer by the fleeting moments of everyday life.

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