Paris: A Rainy Day By Gustave Caillebotte

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Gustave Caillebotte was born August 19, 1848 to an upper class Parisian family. His father, Martial Caillebotte owned the family’s military textile business and was a judge at the Seine department’s Tribunal de Commerce. Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter that also a member of a group of artists who called themselves the Impressionists. Gustave Caillebotte was known for his early interest in photography and perceiving it as an art form. Around 1860 Martial Calliebotte purchased a large piece of property. Gustave Caillebotte began painting and drawing shortly after. In 1868 he received his law degree like his father. Shortly after, he was drafted into the Franco-Prussian war, and served in the Garde Nationale Mobile de la Seine. Paris: A Rainy Day was created in 1877. This…show more content…
He made sure to put emphasis on the neoclassical buildings created by Baron Haussmann. When Gustave Caillebotte was a child, this area was being developed as a residential center for the bourgeoisie. Although Gustave Caillebotte belonged to the group of leisure painters called the Impressionists, his work strayed from the typical form they followed. Impressionism uses bold color and broad brushstrokes to capture their images. In his composition Paris: A Rainy Day, he focused on realism and put emphasis on line and figure. Instead of using bold colors, Caillebotte used a dull monochromatic color scheme of pale blues, yellows, and greens. His love for photography became evident in this work as you can
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