Mooring Lines, the Effect of Snow at Saint-Cloud
L'Amarre, Effet de neige pres de Saint-Cloud
Alfred Sisley, French, 1839 - 1899
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Among the challenges that the Impressionists set for themselves was that of capturing the effect of snow and ice on the landscape. Sisley excelled in such monochromatic wintry views, as demonstrated in this sensitive rendering of the Seine at Saint-Cloud in which the snowy river bank is dramatically crossed by black lines of anchors. The artist’s interest in the sky and the fugitive effects of light and weather are depicted here in nuanced tones of white and blue.
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