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Rooftops in the Snow by Gustave Caillebotte

    Rooftops in the Snow by Gustave Caillebotte

    Rooftops in the Snow by Gustave Caillebotte was created in 1878. The painting is in Musee d’Orsay Paris. The size of the work is 64,5 x 81 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Unlike his scenes of boating enthusiasts and portraits, also exhibited in 1879, his roofscapes provoked little comment at the time. However, they form an important link in the series of urban paintings for which Caillebotte is so popular today. In each of these paintings, whether street scenes of Haussmann’s Paris or plunging perspectives painted from his balcony, he invites us to share his unusual view over the city. (Read more in Musee d’Orsay)

    About the Artist: French painter Gustave Caillebotte was born in the rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis. Caillebotte earned a law degree in 1868 and a license to practice law in 1870, and he also was an engineer. After the Franco-Prussian war, Caillebotte began visiting the studio of painter Léon Bonnat. In 1873, Caillebotte entered the École des Beaux-Arts, but apparently did not spend much time there. was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group… Read more

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