From a naked woman devouring novels, through a class of young Breton girls, to Berthe Morisot’s and Lovis Corinth’s women reading.
He excelled across all genres, one of few painters of the time to do so. He was, and remains, one of the greatest European painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
He continued to develop his style and technique in landscapes, with a remarkable lightness of touch, and figures shown as cutouts from their background.
His bathers and portraits remained very popular, with their soft focus. His landscapes remained more experimental, thankfully.
His first five years of 19 at or near Moret-sur-Loing. Sisley always painted the sky first, as it set the scene and mood of the painting.
Views from a balcony, notably developed by Gustave Caillebotte in 1880, but continued in paintings by Lovis Corinth, and Pierre Bonnard.
In the nineteenth century, with the decline of patronage and changed art markets, fables become more popular among painter, at least before they gained patrons.
Now seen as the odd man out of the Impressionists, at the time he had great influence. Here are samples of the work of those he influenced.
The majority of portraits and genre paintings of women washing clothes are thoroughly demur, without the slightest innuendo.
Looking at paintings of women doing their laundry in a landscape view in historical context.