It is not a secret for people who are interested in the world art that Gustave Caillebotte was under patronage of well-known artists as Monet and Renoir. Also this man is known for his generous contribution of his collection which belongs to the Impressionism to the government of France. In addition, his contemporaries described him as an intense and sensitive artist, who created really magnificent masterpieces. Living and working during the Industrial Revolution, Gustave Caillebotte had lots of emotional and structural changes, which can be observed not only in his life, but also in his pictures.
This artist was born in 1848 in a wealthy and respected family of bourgeoisies. His father wanted him to become an engineer, and the young boy did his best to fulfill the father’s expectations. But the passion for art was so strong, that Gustave needed to leave the profession and began to study in Paris in the Ecole des Beauz-Arts.
That is the place where the first meeting with Monet and Renoir took place, and after it young Gustave was so involved into the Impressionist movement. During the studying (and he was studying during 6 years) he was as a promoter, chief organizer and financial supporter of the exhibitions. Thanks to his family’s wealth, Gustave could purchase the paintings of Camille Pissarro, Monet, Alfred Sisley, Renoir and Edgar Degas. Before his death, the artist contributed all his collection of masterpieces to the government of France.
From 1789 to 1852, in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, cities in Europe were extremely crowded with workers who couldn’t survive in the rural areas. It was in the time when prior businessmen improved their production efficiency to increase the rate of profit. In the connection with the so quick increasing of population, Baron Georges Haussman decided to change the structure of the city. That’s why people began to destroy old buildings and construct new ones, and bridges and railroads as well.
The obsession of bourgeoisie helped to force the workers from lower-class to complete all the technologies. No one knew whether the manor machine will take the first place, but this state contributed to increase the segregation of society. In addition, the further pursuit of social equality was realized through communism.
The events of those times had a great impact on the works of artist. Lots of contemporary artists broke their orders and couldn’t create new masterpieces for years.
It is not a secret for people who are interested in the world art that Gustave Caillebotte was under patronage of well-known artists as Monet and Renoir. Also this man is known for his generous contribution of his collection which belongs to the Impressionism to the government of France.