Seeing Differently Challenge – 12 of 15

Today I’m sharing my 12th image of the seeing differently challenge.


Trying to think and see outside the square 🙂 Wonder what you see?

If this challenge (idea) appeals to you, please jump in. You are welcome!  Even though we are on the home run, some folks are going to share a gallery after they find their images.. Looking forward to seeing them 🙂

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To read about this challenge for October – see details here

Alfred Sisley – Impressionist Painter

Over the past few days I’ve been perusing artworks from the very broad timeline 1750AD – 1920AD.  My reason for doing this was to help a friend with a survey to find my favourite artwork from this broad period.  It’s very difficult to choose a favourite… there are so many!!! ..and of course they are so varied.  I did choose one for the survey… Van Gogh’s ‘Lane with Poplars‘. I like it a lot.

While perusing, I was reminded of an artist whose work appeals to me very much, Alfred Sisley.

Alfred Sisely (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist painter.  Some of his friends included Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. He was very consistent with his dedication to painting landscapes, en plein air, not often deviating from this subject matter, although there are a few still life paintings sprinkled throughout his body of work.

Sisley painted some 900 paintings in his lifetime.

His painted skies are amazing and I find it very hard to choose a favourite from among all of his paintings.  I have had the great pleasure of viewing a Sisley artwork up close, at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, earlier this year.  I enjoy his use of colour and consistent use of brushstrokes.

Here are a couple of his artworks to share.

Sisley, Flood at Port-Marly, 1876
Sisley, The Terrace at Saint-Germain, Spring, 1875

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