press release

Even art lovers are not intimately familiar with French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), despite his name being firmly connected to those of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas. Caillebotte worked closely with his artist friends and exhibited his work alongside theirs; however, he first gained prominence as a passionate collector of their paintings.

This exhibition is an invitation to (re)discover an important Impressionist, who for at least the past fifteen years has been widely celebrated as the painter of the modern metropolis of Paris. Caillebotte was also an avid rower and sailor, and for the first time, the focus is on his marked preference for river scenes and seascapes: colorful, glowing depictions of rowers on the Yerres, the Normandy coast, the banks of the Seine, and the sailboats at Argenteuil.

Gustave Caillebotte. In the midst of Impressionism

Kuratiert von: Dorothee Hansen, Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark, Gry Hedin

Stationen:
29.06.08 - 05.10.08 Kunsthalle Bremen
17.10.08 - 22.02.09 ORDRUPGAARD Charlottenlund