Landscape with the Seine

Antonín Chittussi

Antonín Chittussi - Landscape with the Seine
In the mid-eighties Chittussi wanted to grasp in his plein-air paintings the moods of nature and to put on canvas faithful impressions of light and air. We have from that period a number of "water pictures", their core a river with flat banks, ships and tug-boats. This painting is one of them, with only a slightly modified landscape motif seen in his large painting of the Seine near Puteaux. The calmly flowing water creates a pieceful, almost nostalgic impression, the darker subdued hues of nature with grey clouds convincingly express the somewhat melancholy mood of an autumn day.
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measurements: height 45,5 cm
width 82,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 4713
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain