Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist. — Alfred Sisley
Birthday to Alfred Sisley, who was British but spent most of his life in France. One of the most famous Impressionists, he never really abandoned it or deviated from it, so he is sometimes referred to as one of most steadfast of the group. Art historian Robert Rosenblum said his work was in fact a textbook idea of a perfect Impressionist painting. Mainly he painted landscapes, always in plein air.