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The theme of boulevards in the world of painting makes its appearance in the second half of the nineteenth century, with the Impressionist movement, which introduced a profound social and philosophical transformation in the art field. Impressionist painters focused on a new emerging social class, the bourgeoisie, portraying their habits and the places they frequented, one of them being the Parisian boulevards.
Boulevard paintings are for the impressionist artist a way to express a new ideal: positivism. They show the streets of Paris and all that is in them with primary colors, seeing everything through the prism of objectivity.
In the Impressionists boulevards, light is often the true protagonist. Painters such as Pissarro, Degas and Renoir captured in their canvases the streets of Paris and other French cities at different times of day and night, following the paradigm of the series on the Rouen Cathedral created by Claude Monet.
Paintings such as The Montmartre Boulevard , morning Winter "(1897) by Pissarro, or" A street of Paris, Rainy Day "(1877), by Gustave Caillebotte, are clear examples of a genre born in the