Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Boulevard des Capucines (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The Boulevard des Capucines is now a landmark in the history of Impressionism. It was painted during the winter of 1873-74 in the third-floor studio of the famous photographer Gaspard Nadar, located at the corner of the Boulevard des Capucines and the Rue Danou. It figured as no. 97 in the first exhibition of the Impressionist artists, held on the vacated premises of the same studio, which opened on April 15, 1874. The public was mostly shocked and some art critics were scandalized by what they saw. Louis Leroy, writing for the journal Charivari, sneered at the "black tongue-lickings" in the lower part of the painting, saying what a joke it was that these crude scratches could be thought to represent people.

Keywords

Kansas City, Missouri, Paris, France- the third-floor studio of the famous photographer Gaspard Nadar, located at the corner of the Boulevard des Capucines and the Rue Danou, Style: French Impressionist, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impresssionism, French, Painting; Boulevard des Capucines; Rue Danou;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Impressionist; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impresssionism; French; Painting; Boulevard des Capucines; Rue Danou;

Subject: geographic

Kansas City, Missouri; Paris, France- the third-floor studio of the famous photographer Gaspard Nadar, located at the corner of the Boulevard des Capucines and the Rue Danou

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Genre

Painting; picture

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University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0196

Boulevard des Capucines (detail)

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