On June 20, the "view of the Petit-Gennevilliers since the 'alms divide' of Gustave Caillebotte, will go under the hammer of master Valerie Regis." This precious treasure is estimated 200 000 / € 300,000. Back on the life of Gustave Caillebotte, man with many facets, and his work, reflection of his passions. Heir to a father who has made a fortune selling sheets at the Napoleonic armies, Gustave Caillebotte didn't need to work, or to sell his works to live. In his spare time, the man is passionate about a thousand things, working for citizenship, he will also be gardener and naval constructor. But it is ultimately the artist that we know. Neglected after his death, his talent is now known and recognized.
Gustave Caillebotte and the Impressionist
Without Gustave Caillebotte, impressionism would surely not have had scale that we him today. Painting for pleasure, the latter does not put on the front of the art scene, but seen in other painters real talents that deserve to be highlighted. Working for this cause, it becomes the patron of his friends and artists such as Degas, Monet or Renoir, from which he buys "the dance of the mill the Galette" today at the Orsay Museum. Still in the same vein, he co-organizes the Impressionist salons, where he subsequently exhibited.
On the water or green, the artist's passions
Member of the "circle of veil Paris' of Argenteuil, he developed a passion for racing and water sports. This is perhaps his Impressionist friends growing it there? In all cases we cross there Manet, Sisley, and Monet, and Gustave Caillebotte buys table "regatta at Argenteuil", also in the Musée d'Orsay. Wishing to get closer basin of Argenteuil, he acquires, around 1880, a home to the Petit-Gennevilliers. In this verdant place, Gustave Caillebotte admire flowers and landscapes. His large property allows him to indulge in gardening, for which we he acknowledges a certain talent. Claude Monet would ask Council for his garden at Giverny.
Gustave Caillebotte painting
Our canvas "view of the Petit-Gennevilliers since the 'alms divide', is all to is representative of the artist productions.» The location of the Web teaches us that it is not far from her new home, close to the regattas of Argenteuil, and so he meets already daily the great Impressionists. His palette is very realistic whatever this table is closer to the effects of keys and colors of impressionism. In an era where develops photography, Gustave Caillebotte footprint elements to this new medium, such as framing. The off-center perspective and horizon line up gives a "diving" effect, which is the initiator in paint. This feature is found in the landscape offered for sale by the Hotel sales in the Valley of Montmorency. Our paint traces a piece of history of the artist, in this verdant landscape and trees, we must read his passion for navigation, it satisfies not far from here. It was there, in the "circle of the veil of Paris" he met Edmond B. with whom he befriends. On the occasion of the marriage of the latter, Gustave Caillebotte gives this canvas. Passed down from generation to generation, therefore an unpublished work, never disclosed to the public, that the sales offers from discover. See June 20! Sale on June 20 at 2: 15 p.m. at the Hotel in the Valley of Montmorency sales. GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE (1848-1894), seen from the small Gennevilliers since the 'alms divide', to 1889, oil on canvas, signed lower right: G. CAILLEBOTTE H: 73 cm – 28 "5/8 in. L: 60 cm.