Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), Raboteurs de parquet, 1875, Huile sur toile © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye

Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) will be the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist’s work in 20 years. The exhibition showcases Caillebotte’s fascination with the contemporary lifestyle of the Parisian bourgeoisie, from depictions of interior life, portraits, and still lifes, to urban street views and idyllic river scenes. Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye will provide visitors with a better understanding of Caillebotte’s artistic character and the complexity of his contribution to modernist painting.

The exhibition is organized by The National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth.

Curators
Mary Morton, curator and head of French paintings, National Gallery of Art
George Shackelford, curator, deputy director, Kimbell Art Museum

 

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