Gustave Caillibotte (France, 1848-94)



Figure 1.--Gustave Caillibotte was one of the Impressionist painters contempoary with Monet and Renoir. Caillibotte bought a propery at Petit-Gennevilliers on the Seine and took up yacht racing. He was close to Renoir who would stay with him. They discussed art, politics, literature, philosophy, and other issues of the day. Caillibotte never married. He spent a great deal of time with his brother Martial and his family. Martial was Gustave's younger brother. He had two children, a boy Jean and a younger sister Genieve. The Renoir portrait shows -- on the left, the elder child, Jean, and the younger child on the right - Genieve. It was painted in 1895. There are many portraits of children, few capture the magic of young children as well as Renoir did here.

Gustave Caillibotte was one of the Impressionist painters contempoary with Monet and Renoir. While associated with the impressionists, he retained a more realistic style than most of the other imressionists. Most of the infividuals in his paintings were adults nd he left some notable street scenes of Paris in the 1870s and 80s. Caillibotte was also had an interest in photography and its artistic potential. There is a beautiful Renoir portrait entitled the 'Children of Martial Caillebotte'. Caillibotte work as an artist declined at an early age, but becuse of an inheriance, he became an importsnt patron and collector. He bought a propery at Petit-Gennevilliers on the Seine and took up yacht racing. He was close to Renoir who would stay with him. They discussed art, politics, literature, philosophy, and other issues of the day. Caillibotte never married. He spent a great deal of time with his brother Martial and his family. Martial was Gustave's younger brother. He had two children, a boy Jean and a younger sister Genieve. The portrait here is "The children of Martial Caillibotte", painted in 1895. It shows -- on the left, the elder child, Jean, and the younger child on the right - Genieve. There are many portraits of children, few capture the magic of young children as well as Renoir did here.







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