In the late 19th century painters turned attention to depicting rainy conditions, with Caillebotte’s closely observed views, and effects on colour.
He excelled across all genres, one of few painters of the time to do so. He was, and remains, one of the greatest European painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
He continued to develop his style and technique in landscapes, with a remarkable lightness of touch, and figures shown as cutouts from their background.
His bathers and portraits remained very popular, with their soft focus. His landscapes remained more experimental, thankfully.
The Umbrellas, a portrait of Julie Manet, three landscapes painted alongside Paul Cézanne near Aix – some of the best paintings from these years.
Extensive travelling, from Venice to Algeria, brought a varied range of landscapes, as his portraits and figurative work paid the bills.
Some of his masterpieces: Bal du moulin de la Galette in Montmartre, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and an extraordinary landscape.
Which bridge did Manet fall in love with, and how did the Langlois Bridge painted by Vincent van Gogh get its name?
Views from a balcony, notably developed by Gustave Caillebotte in 1880, but continued in paintings by Lovis Corinth, and Pierre Bonnard.
The teacher of Caillebotte, Eakins, Munch, John Singer Sargent, Toulouse-Lautrec and many other artists. But almost forgotten himself.