Gustave Caillebotte is a painter and art collector, one of the key members of the Impressionist artist group. There are excellent works of Parisian landscapes and landscapes, especially Paris Street; Rainy Day, the masterpiece that made him most famous. After his death, he had a testament to the paintings of some of the best impressionist artists he had bought in bulk for the reluctant French government, but later became a treasure. The precious of the nation. He never sold his own paintings because he was already very rich and love to create art only for the arts during his lifetime so it was not widely known. But when his grandchildren began to sell his paintings, his work became famous and famous after his death several decades.
The wealthy son dreams of being a painter
Gustave Caillebotte is a French native born in 1848 in Paris, France. His father was a wealthy clothing business owner who supplied bedding to Napoleon III’s army and also serve as a judge at Paris’ oldest court. Caillebotte’s family enjoyed spending the summer in the Yerres, southeastern Paris suburb. His father had a large holiday home in the area, where Guybot is believe to have started painting here. Guybot graduated in law in 1868 and receive a professional license in 1870, but before becoming a full-time lawyer, he was summoned to the French-Prussian War that same year.
After returning from the war the following year, Caillebotte turned his attention to painting and began his studies in earnest. In 1873 he attended the École des Beaux-Arts Institute. The following year he met Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir. And his entry into the social circle of young artists who are creating new art styles. But not acceptable to older generations. That same year, Guy Bott’s father pass away, leaving him with an enormous legacy that was spent all his life. Having a strong financial position allows Guy Bott to create art as he wants. Without having to worry about selling it or not. It’s a state that every artist wants, but very few people have the opportunity like him.
Joining the creation of Impressionism art
Guy Bott liked the work of Gustave Courbet, an early artist who contributed to the rise of Realism in art. Hence, his work has a realist art style similar to that of his idols. Although he is closely associate with many of the original Impressionist artists. He still works in his own style. In 1875, Guy Bott made. The Floor Scrapers for He attend the Paris Salon exhibition, but was rejected by the panel of judges. While Degar and Renoir liked the painting so much they persuaded Guy Bott to join the Impressionist exhibition. It was held for the second time in 1876. And it became one of the most iconic images of that exhibition.
Since 1876, Guy Bott has been a key player in the Impressionist artist group. He is both an organizer Supervisor And fundraiser for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th Impressionist exhibitions, as well as submitting works to participate. Not only that, with his wealthy generosity and a special fondness for the work of Impressionism artists. So he bought paintings from his friends from Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and others, at a much higher price than the market price. In this way, Caillebotte can help his friends financially, allowing them to continue their painting work. Gai Bott became a prominent patron of the Impressionist artist group.
Merging two styles into impressive paintings
After joining the full-body Impressionist artists group, Guy Bott, who originally absorbed the Impressionist technique and style of painting by many of his friends, especially Edgar Degas. It gradually merges the realism style with the impressionism style together, creating a way of his own. Year 1877 he painted a picture of the Parisian lifestyle in Paris Street; Rainy Day is very impressive. In this picture, not only does Guyott combine the two styles of painting. He also compose the shot to resemble a photograph and added some camera effects that were first introduced in France decades ago to make it feel even more like a photograph. This picture, first shown at the 3rd Impressionism Exhibition, 1877, was highly acclaim by critics and became the masterpiece that made him the most famous.
Guy Bott is another Impressionist painter who draws outstanding and charming paintings of Parisian landscapes and atmospheres, The Europe Bridge, Rooftops in the Snow, Man on. a Balcony, Boulevard Haussmann, A Balcony in Paris, and many others give a wonderful representation of the beauty of Paris from different angles. At the same time, he also paints great landscapes in the garden. In The Orange Trees, Guy Bott makes a sharp contrast between the shady foreground and the background lit by the afternoon sun. Beautiful and realistic Or many other equally beautiful images, such as Portraits in the Countryside and Gardeners.
Become a famous painter after his death several decades
In his lifetime, Guy Bott’s reputation as a painter was less popular. Most people would know him more as a patron or significant art collector. This is partly because his works are not widely published, since he has never sold a single of his paintings, all of which are kept in his home all along. Guy Bott became a forgotten impressionist artist for decades. It wasn’t until the 1950s that his grandchildren began selling his work, which was the starting point for his work to return to the public eye.
In 1964, the Art Institute of Chicago bought Paris Street; Rainy Day paintings to exhibit, and it impressed audiences, leading to several subsequent exhibitions of his work. 70 years after Guy Bott’s death, art historians begin to reevaluate his work and praise it as another Impressionist artist with his own unique work. Distinguished from other artists in the group Since then, Caillebotte has become famous and famous to this day.