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Paris Street; Rainy Day[edit]

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OriginalParis Street; Rainy Day is a 212.2 cm x 276 cm oil painting by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte, completed in 1877. The piece depicts the Place de Dublin, an intersection near the Gare Saint-Lazare, a railroad station in north Paris.
Reason
High quality scan of a notable work of art
Articles in which this image appears
Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte, +7
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Gustave Caillebotte
  • Support as nominator -- — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:58, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
  • SupportP. S. Burton (talk) 00:40, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Theparties (talk) 07:04, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support — Iconic, and a nice illustration of the rule of thirds. Sca (talk) 15:59, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Amazing --Երևանցի talk 18:06, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support excellent illustration. --Carioca (talk) 18:56, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support looks good to me. As per above. Mattximus (talk) 23:53, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support--It is an excellent reproduction of an extremely odd painting. It is, in fact, a great demonstration as to how the formal concept of a rule of thirds may not be applied by an artist who dares challenge it. What we have here is a painting divided precisely down the middle by a lamppost, separating the near from the far. This division is then further divided into quarters. The face of the young woman is in the middle of the right side, both horizontally and vertically. In the left side, a small distant couple occupies the same position, one quarter of the way across the painting. The single notable object that occupies a "thirds" position is the umbrella that shelters the righthand couple. It is all very tidy, very challenging and a little surreal. Amandajm (talk) 04:25, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
In my possibly benighted view, the eye focuses on the gentleman under the umbrella, and he is about two-thirds of the way across the canvas. However, I concede that some of Caillebotte's other works [1] more readily illustrate the rule of thirds. Sca (talk) 22:41, 14 February 2014 (UTC)


Promoted File:Gustave Caillebotte - Paris Street; Rainy Day - Google Art Project.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 23:58, 16 February 2014 (UTC)