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The Gust of Wind
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
The Gust of Wind, about 1872
Oil on canvas, 20 1/2" x 32 1/2"
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2403)
The Seine at Champrosay
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
The Seine at Champrosay, 1876
Oil on canvas, 21 5/8" x 26"
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Caillebotte Bequest 1894 (RF 2737)

Looking and Discussion Questions

  • What is a landscape painting?
  • Do these paintings look finished or unfinished? Why?
  • Describe how Renoir depicted a windy day in each of these paintings. Which do you feel was more successful? Why?

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