From the 25th of March to 3rd July the Giverny Impressionisms Museum will be presenting you its first 2016 exhibition entitled: Caillebotte, artist and gardener.
Considered for a long time as an amateur artist, collector and patron of his Impressionist artist friends, Gustave Caillebotte is nowadays looked upon as one of the group’s major figures. Whereas he is famous for his works inspired by the Hausmann areas of Paris, he also devoted a lot of his work to evoking gardens.
He first ‘painted nature as you see it’ at his family’s home in Yerres before purchasing property in Petit-Gennevilliers, where he created a sumptuous garden and on which he had a greenhouse built. Just like his friend Claude Monet, with whom he shared a passion for horticulture, he devoted particular attention to evoking this plant world.
The Giverny Impressionisms Museum has assembled around a hundred of his works including paintings and drawings in order to evoke this aspect of his art.
The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Madrid Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Adults: 7 €
Children from 12 to 18 years: 4,50 €
Children from 7 to 11 years: 3 €
Disabled persons: 3 € (free for the person accompanying)
Children under 7 years: Free
Free for all on the first Sunday of each month
Giverny Impressionisms Museum
99, rue Claude Monet
Tel: 02 32 51 94 65 – Fax: 02 32 51 94 67
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