Friday, December 18, 2009

My Love Of Jean-Edouard Vuillard and Felix Vallotton

I am constantly in awe of these painters.

but there is one painting by another painter that really surprised me.. The painting is called "the floor scrapers" and it was painted by Gustav Caillebotte in 1875.

which to me seems insane, as most of Gustav Caillebottes other paintings are insipid and dead. How could he have created such a wonderful painting? In 1876 he completed another work called "The floor scrapers" with a different composition of the same subject and it was a flop.

His male nudes (Looking much like Degas) are just OK, but even they seem a little ridiculous! Male nudes drying off with a white towel just looks wrong.

"The house painters", painted by Caillebotte in 1877 is another of his best works.

Why did no one think to tell him he should continue with these themes instead of painting a man walking his dog ???

Paris Street, Rainy Day-1877 reminds me a lot of John Bracks-- Collins Street 5pm 1955 although Bracks version sure gets stuck into the yellow Ochre a lot more. (obviously the feeling is more intensified in the Brack painting)

this was actually meant to be a post about Vulliard and Vallotton,but I guess that's just be general gushing anyway.

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