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This fascinating series, produced in 1897, was painted when Camille Pissarro rented a room at the famous Grand Hotel de Russie, intending to have a perfect view of the Boulevard Montmartre. There, he created one of the most impressive series of paintings of the Impressionist era. Pissarro chose to paint the same street from the same view several times. This series is consistent and complex. Pissarro showed his unique ability to capture not only the volume and shape of objects with shadow and light but also the subtle changes in the sun during moments of the day or different moments of the year.
The fact that the artist painted the same place a few times allows us to analyze these nuances and subtleties profoundly. All of the pieces show the same layout and the same architectural structure: the massive street called Boulevard Montmartre with its towering buildings. The large and full street is populated by people and wagons. The beautiful storefronts and canopies, so typical of the Parisian neighborhoods, are also beautifully portrayed. The yellow walls of the buildings, topped with the grey rooftops and the immense quantity of chimneys of the several little apartments, appear through the brushstrokes. All of these visual elements are present in all of the paintings of this series, but subtle changes make it possible to tell them apart.
In this summer piece, the trees are already losing their leaves, preparing for the fall. The leaves are orange, and the trunks of the trees are dark.
The light is warm, showing that the sun is slowly starting to set, already casting shadows on the streets. However, there is still this faint warm luminosity of the season.
The sunlight shining on the buildings on the left-hand side is visible, while the buildings on the left are under a subtle shadow.
The sky is bright and filled with silky white clouds.
Similar to other pieces from this series, Boulevard Montmartre, Afternoon Sun, uses a one-point perspective. This layout encourages the observer to follow the path of the wagons until the street fades back there.
The color palette in this piece is subtle, composed mostly warm tones of yellow, brown, and orange. The dots of dark brown and grey stand out, showing the movement of the busy summer streets.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Boulevard Montmartre, Afternoon Sun, 1897, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Boulevard Montmartre, Afternoon Sun, 1897 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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