Rainy Days in 19th Century Painting


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Nineteenth-century painters loved capturing the unique effects of rainy weather and wet streets.

"Rainy Day in Paris" by Ulpiano Checa (Spanish, 1860-1916).
Ulpiano Checa (Spanish, 1860-1916) blurs the silhouettes of the buildings and carriages, and reserves his detail for the horses.

Columbus Avenue, Rainy Day by Childe Hassam, 1885
Childe Hassam (American 1859-1935) painted Columbus Avenue in New York City. He also softens the distant buildings and he groups the scene into two large blocks of tone.