Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a French Impressionist–In the Heart of Paris

 

THROUGH THE EYES OF A FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST 

IN THE HEART OF PARIS

 

French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was a born Parisian, spending his entire life within its environment, especially drawn to its streets and boulevards.

 

Gustave Caillebotte, Man on a Balcony, Boulevard Haussmann, 1880, oil on canvas, Private Collection

London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

 

Gustave Caillebotte, Rue Halevy: A View from a Balcony, 1877, oil on canvas, Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany

You’re no true Parisian, you do not know your city, if you haven’t experienced its ghosts. To become imbued with the shades of grey……

Jacques Yonnet (1915-1974)

 

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Paris by day, Paris by night, under sun or rain, Paris will always be—Paris

Jules Renard (1864-1910)

 

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