Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gustave Caillebotte at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Gustave Caillebotte at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is winding down an exhibition titled Gustave Caillebotte: An Inpressionist and Photography, in which they showcase the compositional and representational relationship between the avant guard painters and the newly popular medium of photography.

Caillebotte is, to my mind, much underappreciated as an Impressionist painter — his more academic approach forming something of a bridge between the broken color of Monet, Pissarro and Sisley and the representationally direct paintings of Degas.

The exhibit closes this Sunday, 20 January 2013. Those of us not in the region can still enjoy some of Caillebotte’s work online.

3 thoughts on “Gustave Caillebotte at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

  1. fiordelisa

    Odd how in some paintings the water looks solid and in some, translucent. In the second image above, it looks solid, like one could walk upon it. And the street in the third image is so watery and translucent that one expects the pedestrians to sink into it. (Francois Boucher has me thinking about translucent waves.)

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