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Gustave Caillebotte - Painter and Patron of Impressionism

Berlin Alte Nationalgalerie 3 nights Prices on request

17.05.2019 to 15.09.2019
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin


Gustave Caillebotte (19 August 1848 – 21 February 1894) was one of the central figures of French Impressionism, as both patron and as painter. This major exhibition brings iconic works to Berlin including "Rue de Paris, temps de pluie", from the Art Institute of Chicago, a monumental piece which rarely travels.

As a young artist Caillebotte was closely linked with the early Impressionists and made his debut at the second Impressionist Exhibition in 1876, where he showed eight paintings.  His style however, whilst sharing some of the techniques of the Impressionists, is more Realist and his greatest works depict scenes of urban Paris in almost photo-realism.  He was a friend and contemporary of Auguste Renoir, and became a patron and supporter of a great number of the Impressionists, helping them both politically, with support for exhibitions, and financially - he paid for Monet's studio and bought a large collection of paintings from artists including Monet, Pisarro and Renoir.  This new exhibition will also show works by these artists alongside Caillebotte's own paintings.

For those who have not yet visited Berlin's Altenationalgalerie, we can highly recommend taking time to explore the museum's permanent collection, which includes Romantic and Impressionist masterpieces such as Caspar David Friedrich’s "Lonely Tree" and Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s "Gothic Church on a Rock by the Sea", as well as a world-class collection of works by Adolph Menzel.



Gustave Caillebotte
Rue de Paris, temps de pluie, 1877
Art Institute of Chicago
© bpk / The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY

Gustave Caillebotte
La Caserne de la Pépinière, 1878
Private collection
© Comité Caillebotte, Paris

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