Felix-Hilaire Buhot

French artist Félix-Hilaire Buhot created impressionist prints notable for their inventiveness in reproducing the effects of weather, such as rain, snow, mist, and fog. Buhot used experimental techniques to depict his two most frequent subjects: the city and the sea. His city prints depict the grand public squares and streets of Paris and London; his seascapes render passing tempests and foreboding skies and suggest pervasive melancholy. Like his contemporaries, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro, Buhot was interested in exploring new ways of rendering atmospheric effects: in single prints he not only combined different techniques, such as etching, drypoint, aquatint and even photomechanical reproduction, but also employed different types of inks and papers.
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