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These images are by Gustave Caillebotte. You may recognize the one on the left as it is a famous painting from the Impressionist period, recall that is the late 19th century/early 20th century an mostly in France. Currently, there is a terrific exhibit at the National Gallery in DC, a retrospective of his work. Try to see it if you can, it is there till October. What I truly enjoyed about his work was his use of dynamic perspectives as well as his brushwork, which is sometimes very tight and at other times very loose and expressive. He painted a great deal of quiet, everyday life scenes, but one surprising aspect of this exhibit was that he also painted a great deal of still life’s that were of raw meat…not a subject that would inspire me to pick up my brushes, but whatever gets you inspired to paint (barring the criminal and unhealthy :-) is a good things I suppose! What have you been looking at?

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