Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air. He deviated into figure painting only rarely and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, he found that Impressionism fulfilled his artistic needs.
Sisley’s Snow at Louveciennes captures the silence and serenity of snowfall in a village. Snow scenes were an ideal motif for the impressionists: the softening and blurring of forms and the dense atmosphere required a muted palette to capture the myriad tones of reflected light and the softened contours of the landscape. Sisley’s refined and delicate landscapes exude a sensitivity expressed through discreet colour harmonies.
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