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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Caillebotte exhibit

This afternoon Patrice and I went to the Jacquemart André museum. We wanted to check out a special exhibit featuring the Caillebotte brothers.

I was familiar with the paintings of Gustave Caillebotte--an Impressionist painter and patron of the arts who was a close friend of painters such as Renoir and Monet--but I was completely unfamiliar with this brother Martial, a photographer. It was fascinating to see the brothers' paintings and photographs hanging side by side. The exhibit also featured amazing images of Paris during the late 1800s.

I also appreciated the fact that Patrice enjoyed the exhibit just as much as I did - one of the many interests that we have in common.

p.s. Here's a link to a recent story on NPR about the Caillebotte exhibit. Thanks, Cindy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I just heard about this exhibit from a friend who heard about it on NPR. Apparently, it took a while for the exhibit curator to educate the NPR correspondent on the correct pronunciation of Caillebotte (bot? but? boat?), but after that the conversation became very interesting indeed, she says. Glad the two of you enjoyed the exhibit so much. And as a photographer of Paris yourself, you must have felt a great affinity for Martial's work!