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Village Street, Moret-sur-Loing

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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In this small, late landscape Sisley hastily records a quiet and unassuming village scene in a bold and dramatic way. His brush heavily loaded with paint, he uses rapid, broad, free strokes and strong vibrant colours to indicate sky, buildings and vegetation. Between the hasty broad brushstrokes in the sky, it is easy to see many areas of bare canvas. Sisley worked on this painting only once – alla prima. It is this method of working that helps give the painting its marvellous feeling of immediacy and vibrancy.

Sisley settled in the picturesque village of Moret-sur-Loing in 1889. Throughout the 1890s he painted the small medieval town with its stone bridge, mill, Gothic church and busy riverside.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


Date

c.1894

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 35.1 x W 46 cm

Accession number

2424

Acquisition method

bequeathed by William McInnes, 1944

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

signed/dated


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