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Subjects : Landscape
Keywords : 19th century, Impressionism, Paris, apartment block, barge, bystander, landscape, tree, vegetation, walker
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Vue du canal Saint-Martin, Paris

View of the Canal Saint-Martin is a painting by Alfred Sisley. It is currently in the Musée d'Orsay on the 2nd floor in section 41a (Gachet collection) and was acquired in 1951 as a gift from Paul Gachet fils. Sisley chose the canal as the subject of a series of 4 canvases because it was one of the major industrial infrastructures in Paris at the time, and his artistic approach was to highlight them. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1870. In the late 1860s, Impressionist painters depicted landscapes of Paris. Édouard Manet painted L'Exposition universelle, Paris 1867 (1867, National Gallery, Oslo); Claude Monet painted Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois (1867, Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin), Le Jardin de l'Infante (1867, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin) and Quai du Louvre (1867, Mauritshuis, The Hague) ; and Auguste Renoir depicted Champs-Élysées during the Exhibition of 1867 (1867, private collection) and Le Pont des Arts (1867, Norton Simon Museum). These comrades of Sisley depicted Paris as a vast, sunny city, with new boulevards, apartment blocks and pavilions for the Universal Exhibition next to old buildings, including Gothic churches and 17th-century buildings, depicting urban bustle. Life in the city was portrayed as prosperous and stimulating, rather than poor and difficult. This vision of the changing city developed in the 1870s with pictorial representations of bridges, railway stations and the new Haussmann boulevards. In his urban paintings, Sisley distanced himself [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


« Vue du canal Saint-Martin, Paris » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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