Thursday, January 31, 2013

Alfred Sisley, French Impressionism

Alfred Sisley (French, 1839-1899)

Fog, Voisins, 1874

La Mare Aux Canards 1875

The Terrace at Saint-Germain, Spring 1875

Landscape with the Stack of Firewood 1877

The Chemin through Woods at Roches-Courtaut, St. Martin’s Summer (1880)

Station at Sèvres, 1879

The Plain of Thomery and the Village of Champagne, 1882

Le port de Moret-sur-Loing, le soir, 1884

Banks of the Loing, 1891

The Church at Moret (1894), oil on canvas

Bristol Channel from Penarth, Evening - oil on canvas, 1897

Langland Bay, England, Morning 1897

Setting Sun at Moret

Fourth of July at Marly

Alfred Sisley (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). He never deviated into figure painting and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, never found that Impressionism did not fulfill his artistic needs.
Among his important works are a series of paintings of the River Thames, mostly around Hampton, executed in 1874, and landscapes depicting places in or near Moret-sur-Loing.

"I like all those painters that loved and had a strong feeling for nature."