Oil on canvas
Unframed: 66 x 81.3 cm (26 x 32 in.)
Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.105
Outside of painting, Caillebotte was also an avid stamp collector, yacht builder, orchid gardener, and textile designer.
Gustave Caillebotte painted this view of villas at Trouville, a small town on the Normandy coast, using the distinctive plunging perspectives he had developed in his Parisian street scenes. Varying degrees of paint thickness are skillfully employed to evoke a feeling of immense space and distance. The thicker strokes in the foreground contrast with the delicate, wispy strokes in the sea and the pools of sunlight reflected on the distant water.
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