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Paintings by Gustave Caillebotte


Rooftops in the Snow, Paris by Gustave Caillebotte
Gustave Caillebotte's Rooftops in the Snow, Paris is an oil on canvas (25-5/8 x 31-7/8 inches), which can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Gustave Caillebotte's Rooftops in the Snow, Paris is an oil on canvas (25-5/8 x 31-7/8 inches), which can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

With Rooftops in the Snow, Paris (1878) and 22 other Impressionist paintings, Gustave Caillebotte was well-represented at the fourth Impressionist exhibition. This, his most daring work, provided a view -- perhaps from a balcony or attic window -- across Parisian rooftops covered with snow. For the most part, the rooftops are nondescript, punctuated only by chimney stacks and dormer windows, but the unfolding view, high across the city, has a distinctively urban aesthetic.

The last Impressionist painting by Gustave Caillebotte in this article is an interior in which the artist used mirrors to enhance the sense of space in his composition.

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