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Sunday, July 14, 2013

sun on the water, sun on the dog

thanks wikimedia commons (PD-old_100-1923)
A couple of slender dark creatures, one of which seems to have gotten a nice dip, stroll along on a fine day.  This is Richard Gallo and His Dog at Petit Gennevilliers, painted around 1884 by Gustave Caillebotte (French, Parisian; 1848-1894).  Caillebotte was primarily a Realist painter who permitted Impressionism to influence his work (see the brush strokes in the reflections?).  Petit Gennevilliers is a commune in the Parisian suburbs, and still exists, though I imagine not precisely as Caillebotte saw it.  Here is the commune's official webpage; you won't be surprised that it is in French.

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