The Slopes of Bougival: Alfred Sisley

Alfred Sisley: The Slopes of Bougival

Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley uses muted colors here in The Slopes of Bougival of an overcast day, which dampens the colors of the vegetation. The horizon line in this 1875 picture is low and is mirrored by the pier.

This directs the attention to the subtle atmospheric effects of the leaden sky which reflect the optical priorities of Sisley’s Impressionism.

Alfred Sisley’s The Slopes of Bougival is in the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada

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