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Place de Clichy, Paris

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017. Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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From a high viewpoint we look down on a wet and wintry Place de Clichy in Paris. Camoin has reduced the foreground monument and the surrounding buildings to strong dark and simplified shapes which he sets off against the lightening sky. Human activity is suggested in tiny, quick, slashes of black. A brilliant draughtsman, Camoin captures the gestures and mood of the hurrying figures with their bowed heads and shoulders.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  • Date

    1910

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65.1 x 81.3 cm

  • Accession number

    3063

  • Acquisition method

    presented by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest, 1957

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Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Scotland

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