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Gustave Caillebotte and The History of Impressionism By: Tori B.
Story of Impressionism “Impressionism in only direct sensation. All great painters were less or more impressionists. It is mainly a question of instinct.” –Claude Monet In 1863 at the official salon, which was an important event of the art world, many artists were not allowed to be apart of it The Salon des Refuses was made to allow the works of artists that weren’t allowed in the official salon. Many works of art included clothed men and nude women at an afternoon picnic By the late 1860s few painters were discovering other painters through small exhibitions The first alternative exhibitions was in 1874 in the studios of photographer Felix Nadar It was until 1887, the third exhibition, that they called themselves impressionists
Impressionism Continued Mainly focused on realistic drawings such as scenery, bridges, reflections, and people Most people found there style of art unacceptable They used smaller brushes, brighter colors, and even watercolors
Gustave Caillebotte Born on Aug , passed away on Feb Earned his law degree in 1868 and his license to practice it in 1870 He was drafted to fight in Franco-Prussion war Began studying painting after the war He set up his first studio in his parent’s house Attended the first impressionist exhibition of 1874 Made his debut at second exhibition in 1876 with his earliest masterpiece called The Floor Scraper, this painting was considered vulgar by many He enjoyed painting more realistic then others in the group He never stuck to one style of painting Usually painted domestic and familial scenes, interior, and portraits while using his own family members
Gustave Continued He could afford to paint without the pressure of selling his pieces because of his inheritance from his family He stopped showing art at age 34 and turned to gardening He was never married but was known to have carried out an eleven year relationship with one women He ended up dying of pulmonary congestion
Women at a Dressing Table
The Floor Scrapers (referred to in earlier slide)