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The Boulevard Montmartre at Night by Camille Pissarro, 1897

Of all the many versions of this scene painted by French Impressionist Camille Pissarro, I find the nighttime ones to be particularly effective. The Impressionists tended to reject the use of black, instead choosing to use dark blues, greys and violets to create dark areas. This technique has been used here by Pissarro for the Parisian night sky. 

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