Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Walk with French Impressionists

Awesome , just awesome to be able to step after Sisley and Pissaro: to see the same river , buildings, roads. Some of signs didn't change, others are half-hidden behind huge trees ( over 100 years , it's not a joke), some roads were developed , some buildings were destroyed, etc. But still - all this real and completely touchable.

However , here is just an little "taster" from V&A, incomplete and subjective. Hope you enjoy . Feel welcome to text us in comment below or to message us on FB.
Cheers,
V&A

MARLY LE ROI
Marly - town in the same area and formally it's not Bougival . The central part of the town is charming and cosy, we were lucky to have possibility to paint in Marly quite a lot in 2015.
But here is the big royal park in Marly - it used to be a hunting area of Louis XIV , actually being a part of Versalles. Of course the palace, sculpture and other "extras" were destroyed at time of French Revolution, but they didn't touch trees. Sisley did few paintings there.


PORT MARLY
Of course Sisley and his floods. Based in Marly-le-Roi from 1874 to 1877, Sisley painted seven painitngs on the flooding of the Seine in March 1876.


LOUVECIENNES
Camille Pissarro



BOUGIVAL
Pissarro and Sisley


So, what is next ?


ALFRED SISLEY (1839-99)
LA FABRIQUE PENDANT L'INONDATION , 1873
50x65cm


- Look, look ! It's there !
- Where ? I can't see
- There, right from the bridge 


Following Sisley's steps - road to Marly-le-Roi


La Machine ! 


Passed the bridge , seen more boats, locks, people that living aside a channel


... and then we met HIM 

For Bougival Impressionists Walk proper map and description follow the link. There are also other areas around Paris , usually up to 20 km from the city, are relevant for this kind of walks.

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful !!!
    Thank you for sharing !! 👍🏻👍🏻

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    1. Glad you like it ! Thanks for comment.Greetings

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