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Maximilien Luce painted views of Paris and people working. He believed that by living and working with nature we can create harmony.

This painting of Paris at night with gas lamps lit across the river shows nature and people living together in a peaceful way.

  • The lamps look like they are on fire, why do you think the artist painted it this way?
  • There are lots of people on the bridge. How are they painted?
Maximilien LUCE
French 1858–1941
Quai de l’École, Paris, evening 1889
(Quai de l’École, Paris le soir)
oil on canvas
50.9 x 70.0 cm
Private collection