Paris Seen From Montmartre

Antonín Chittussi

Antonín Chittussi - Paris Seen From Montmartre
Chittussi spent the first half of 1887 once more in France. The committee of the Paris Salon refused his view of Paris roofs, their dominants the Opera and the dome of Les Invalides, and Chittussi exhibited it at an art dealer's on the avenue de l'Opéra. After this experience he never entered another painting for the Salon and this picture of his beloved city was his artist's good-bye to France. Several detailed sketches confirm Chittussi's thorough preparations and emphasize the importance of this painting for him personally. The careful painting and the special matter-of-fact rendering of the city inspired future generations of artists.
measurements: height 124 cm
width 150 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 4692
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism