Caillebotte, Painter and Gardener
Exhibition from March 25 to July 03, 2016
Known for a long time as a wealthy amateur painter, collector and patron of his friends, today Gustave Caillebotte is seen as an important member of the impressionist group. Famous for his paintings inspired by the Paris of Baron Haussmann, Caillebotte also painted many garden scenes in his work.
Caillebotte painted his first studies directly from nature in his family's property at Yerres. Later on, he acquired a property in Petit Gennevilliers, where he laid out a sumptuous garden and built a greenhouse. Like his friend Claude Monet, with whom he shared a passion for horticulture, he focused on depictions of the natural world.
At the musée des impressionnismes Giverny, about eighty artworks in the form of paintings and drawings are brought together to reveal this aspect of his art.
Discover the video of the exhibition (only in French)
We are grateful to the Conseil départemental de l'Eure for this video and especially to Fabien Anquetin.
Marina Ferretti, Director for Exhibitions and Research at the musée des impressionnismes Giverny