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Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte

  • Posted on February 25, 2021 at 9:48 am

Gustave Caillebotte and Los slashed floors. Gustave Caillebotte (1848 – 1894) One of the most unknown artists Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte. For many years his work went unnoticed and criticism not taken into account. But its role within the group was fundamental. It was the biggest contributor to the phenomenon impressionist ahead of one of the great masters.

His pictorial work was important but perhaps not at the same level as Monet, Renoir and Cezanne, but their economic and social position enabled him to pursue sponsorship for those moments when despair took possession of the painters to see that his paintings were not enough recognition because no one bought them. He died young and donated a large collection of paintings by the French state. Born in Paris on August 19, 1848 in the midst of a high class family. His father inherited a family business, military uniforms, was also a judge of the Commercial Court. From 1860 during the summer begins to frequent the city of Yerres, located a few kilometers south of Paris and it is there, possibly this time he began to paint and draw. In 1868 he obtained a law degree and two years later went on to pursue the case. And later also graduated in naval engineering. He enlisted in the French army on the occasion of the Franco-Prussian War. After the war he joined the workshop of the academic painter Leon Bonnat where it started in a serious manner in the study of painting. In 1873 passed the exam for admission to the School of Fine Arts in which he did not stay for long.