Arts Everyday Living: Art Walks–A Perfect Afternoon Along the Seine River

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ART WALKS

AN AFTERNOON ALONG THE SEINE RIVER

 

Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.*

Alfred Sisley

French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) decidedly “fell in love” with many scenic places along the Seine including the Parisian suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne and its recently built bridge. Of British heritage, Sisley also depicted riverscapes along the Thames during his regular sojourns in England. Although he may not have become a household name like Monet, Renoir, or Degas, Sisley’s visual poems to nature usually are a must-see in any comprehensive Impressionist exhibition.

Alfred Sisley, Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne, 1872, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

*Source of quote is Jacques Maritain and the Many Ways of Knowing, Douglas A. Ollivant, Editor, Catholic University of America Press, Washington, D.C., date unknown.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

Take your own art walk with Monet and other artists in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!

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