Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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!