Monday, October 11, 2010


Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Interior at Menil-Hubert, 1892

The sunlight falling into this room as rendered by Degas more than a century ago seems to possess exactly the same clear golden quality as the October sunlight falling on San Francisco today. The Degas painting was part of large show earlier this year at the Albertina in Vienna. A few of the other light-filled pictures from that exhibition appear below.

Alfred Sisley (British, 1839-1899)
Bridge at Hampton Court, 1874

Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883)
Bunch of Asparagus, 1880

Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848–1894)
Laundry Drying on the Bank of the Seine, ca. 1892

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
After the Bath, ca. 1893

Albert Besnard (French, 1849-1934)
A Meadow in the Park in Calais, 1890

Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891)
Figure in a Landscape at Barbizon, ca. 1882

Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883)
Portrait of Jeanne Duval, 1862

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)
Capo di Noli, 1898

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
View of Vétheuil, 1881

Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906)
Portrait of a Farmer, 1905-06

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
Woman with a Parasol in a Garden, 1875-76

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890)
Street Scene in Montmarte - Le Moulin de Poivre, 1887

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Two Dancers, ca. 1905

Image source is here.