Alfred Sisley, “A Path in Louveciennes” (1876)

8 Jun

Sisley gets less press than some of the other original Impressionists, but he’s one of my favorites.  At his best (and a lot of his best is from the decade of the 1870s) his tone is virtual perfection, subtler than just about any other Impressionist.  Like Corot, Sisley was interested in “edges” of things, and in roads and rivers leading the eye into the distance.

2 Responses to “Alfred Sisley, “A Path in Louveciennes” (1876)”

  1. Jane June 10, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    I really like this one! This is the Impressionist style I truly love. The clouds look so real to me. A late afternoon as the son descends towards the horizon.

  2. bobbalouie June 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Isn’t Sisley great? It’s funny you mention the sky, that was Sisley’s first emphasis in nearly all his paintings. He got that from Corot. Let the sky set the tone and conform everything else to that.

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