Interior (1880) by Gustave Caillebotte

Interior - Gustave Caillebotte - 1880

Artwork Information

ArtistGustave Caillebotte
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions116 x 89 cm
Current LocationPrivate collection

About Interior

Gustave Caillebotte’s “The View from His Paris Balcony in 1880” conveys a sense of atmosphere and frivolity of the time. It presents a balcony in Paris, with the real, cast-iron curls forming a decorative pattern that fills the picture plane. We make out Boulevard Hausmann with a carriage, an advertising column and passers-by in its midst. The artist uses bright colors to emphasize the decorative atmosphere.

The painting was completed during the height of Impressionism, when images were created of Paris streets through experimental points of view. These were unforgettable images by masters like Pissarro, Monet, and Renoir. Caillebotte was not only the organizing force behind the group’s exhibitions but also a generous patron of fellow artists including Degas and figure menrs such as Renoir. He also had key placements in genre paintings and artworks with characteristics relevant to complete Impressionism.

Another renowned artwork is Johann Heinrich Fussli’s “The Nightmare” painted in 1781. This gothic fantasy painting stands as an example of his ability to create scenes full of mystery and terror which reveal his mastery over Romantic art genre depicting unnatural scenarios like nightmares, dreams and fear-stricken imagination leading him to study archaic superstitions for inspiration romantically blending them into his artwork ever so gracefully that it still manages to bring chills down your spine even centuries later!

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