Gustave Caillebotte “Impressionism of the City”

Bridgestone Museum of Art

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Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) was, with Monet and Renoir, a leading member of the Impressionist school and participated in five of the major Impressionist exhibitions from 1876. As a collector who purchased his friends’ works, Caillebotte supported his colleagues in the Impressionist movement economically and helped to organize as well as to provide financial support for Impressionist and other exhibitions. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to his own role as an Impressionist painter, leading to a reassessment of his works. There has been growing interest in the finely detailed brushwork of the paintings overflowing with light in which, like Degas, he depicted the new customs and cityscapes of Paris in the course of modernization. The Bridgestone Museum of Art, for whom the Impressionists form the core of its collection, here presents the first exhibition in Japan devoted to this major Impressionist artist.

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Slide Talk
Date: Every Wednesday and Friday 15:00-16:00
Venue: Bridgestone Museum Hall

Saturday Lecture “The Impressionist Artist Gustave Caillebotte”
1. Gustave Caillebotte and Modern Paris
Date: 23rd November 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Keiko Sakagami (Waseda University)
Capacity: 130 participants
Admission: ¥400

2. “Impressionism and Photography”
Date: 30th November (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Risaku Suzuki (Photographer), Shino Kuraishi (Meiji University)
For further information please refer to the museum website

[Image: Gustave Caillebotte “Canoe on the Yerres River” (1877) oil on canvas 89×115cm]

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from October 10, 2013 to December 29, 2013

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Gustave Caillebotte et al.

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