Gustave Caillebotte - Painting the Paris of Naturalism, 1872-1887
'Michael Marrinan's study of Gustave Caillebotte offers valuable new material and presents revisionist interpretations of his paintings that deserve to reinvigorate scholarly debates that have, over the last decade, started to approach a consensus. . . . Marrinan's monograph is essential reading for scholars of Caillebotte and Impressionism' - Burlington Magazine
An in-depth study of the life and career of the French painter and patron
Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), the son of a wealthy businessman, is perhaps best known as the painter who organised and funded several of the groundbreaking exhibitions of the Impressionist painters, collected their works, and ensured the Impressionists' presence in the French national museums by bequeathing his own personal collection. Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and sharing artistic sympathies with his renegade friends, Caillebotte painted a series of extraordinary pictures inspired by the look and feel of modern Paris that also grappled with his own place in the Parisian art scene. Michael Marrinan's ambitious study draws upon new documents and establishes compelling connections between Caillebotte's painting and literature, commerce, and technology.
It offers new ways of thinking about Paris and its changing development in the nineteenth century, exploring the cultural context of Parisian bachelor life and revealing layers of meaning in upscale privilege ranging from haute cuisine to sport and relaxation. Marrinan has written what is sure to be acentral text for the study of nineteenth-century art and culture.
- Author: Michael Marrinan
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Date published: January 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1606065075
- Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19.9 cm