Theodore Robinson once confessed he “never (consciously) [had] any feeling but great pleasure and lightness in painting out-doors.” The subject of this painting is not really a village street with a house under repair. The true subject is the silvery light of a summer moon and its play with shadows. While visiting Robinson’s studio, Claude Monet voiced approval of the motif of the scaffolding and urged his American protégé to finish the picture.
tags: movement, perception, place, observation, seasons
Gift of Mrs. Jacques Busbee