Gustave Caillebotte 1875
Musee D'Orsay
Paris

I was unfamiliar with Caillebotte's body of work. He was a contemporary of Degas'. Part of the rising French Impressionist movement.
This painting was scandalous in it's time, because anything celebrating the working class was frowned upon. And boy, does it depict the working class.
I can tell you (having scraped and faired many floors in my life) that when you look at this painting, you can hear the swish of the tools, you can feel the power of the workers.
You can almost smell their sweat.
It's that powerful.
I bought a reproduction (still awaiting it's arrival) to hang in our rear lounge. A room where I hand scraped the floors before applying the finish. Hot, tedious work, that when done well, turns wood, into glass.

Just an incredible painting.