Tuesday, March 1
Alfred Sisley, Banks of the Seine at By, 1839–1899
"A young girl in a blue dress, thought to be Sisley’s daughter Jeanne, walks along a path by the Seine. This is one of a group of paintings of local rivers that the artist made shortly after he and his family settled near Moret-sur-Loing, southeast of Paris. A scattering of white and yellow flowers suggests the scene was painted in spring. Sisley used a variety of different brushstrokes to record subtleties of light, color, and atmosphere."
From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism
2009 May: Alfred Sisley, 2015 October: The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute