Caillebotte, Gustave

(1848-1894)
   painter, collector
   Born in Paris, Gustave Caillebotte is known for his scenes of contemporary French urban life, especially of the Parisian upper middle class. He was a patron also of the impressionists, with whom he exhibited. His own work is characterized by its lack of sentimentality and use of the extraordinary perspectives of Paris, and especially of its boulevards. He also employed stylized and unconventional viewpoints, as in Les Raboteurs de parquet (1875). As a core member of the impressionist group, Caille-botte participated in the exhibitions of 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, and 1882. Caillebotte began to study painting in 1872 at the studio of léon bonnat and at the École des beaux-arts. In particular, he was influenced by edgar degas, especially in technique and perspective. In 1894, he donated his own collection of 67 impressionist masterpieces to the French government, whereupon he provoked a scandal—conservatives having condemned his gift as an affront to French art. Today this great legacy forms the central part of the collection at the Musée d'Orsay.

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  • Caillebotte, Gustave — born Aug. 19, 1848, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 21, 1894, Gennevilliers French painter and art collector. Born to a wealthy family, he was a naval architect by profession. He pursued his interest in painting at the École des Beaux Arts and became a… …   Universalium

  • Caillebotte, Gustave — (19 ago. 1848, París, Francia–21 feb. 1894, Gennevilliers). Pintor y coleccionista de arte francés. Nació en el seno de una familia acomodada y fue arquitecto naval de profesión. Su interés por la pintura lo llevó a seguir estudios en la École… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • CAILLEBOTTE (G.) — CAILLEBOTTE GUSTAVE (1848 1894) Peintre, collectionneur et mécène, Gustave Caillebotte illustre dans ces différentes activités le rayonnement de l’impressionnisme. S’il n’est pas, en effet, un des grands créateurs du mouvement, il en est un des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gustave Caillebotte — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Caillebotte. Gustave Caillebotte Autoportrait, 1892 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Caillebotte — Autoportrait von 1892 Gustave Caillebotte (* 19. August 1848 in Paris; † 21. Februar 1894 in Gennevilliers) war ein französischer Maler des Impressionismus und Kunstsammler. Leben Bereits mit 25 Jahren beerbte er seinen wohlhabenden Vat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gustave — /gus tahv/; Fr. /gyuus tannv /, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning staff of God. * * * (as used in expressions) Beauregard Pierre Gustave Toutant Caillebotte Gustave Courbet Gustave Doré Gustave Paul Flaubert Gustave Gamelin… …   Universalium

  • Gustave — (as used in expressions) Beauregard, P(ierre) G(ustave) T(outant) Caillebotte, Gustave Courbet, Gustave Doré, Gustave (Paul) Flaubert, Gustave Gamelin, Maurice (Gustave) Le Bon, Gustave Moreau, Gustave …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gustave Caillebotte — (August 19, 1848 ndash;February 21, 1894), was a French painter, member and patron of the group of artists known as Impressionists, though he painted in a much more realistic manner than many other artists in the group. Caillebotte was noted for… …   Wikipedia

  • Caillebotte —   [kaj bɔt], Gustave, französischer Maler, * Paris 19. 8. 1848, ✝ Gennevilliers (bei Paris) 2. 3. 1894; malte Genrebilder, Landschaften, Porträts und Stillleben; Förderer der Impressionisten, vermachte seine kostbare Sammlung impressionistischer… …   Universal-Lexikon

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