Gustave Caillebotte’s “Boating on the Yerres” is an 1877 painting that features three kayaks on a stream, which widens as a wedge shape. This Impressionist artist, known for his early interest in photography as an art form, was also interested in Parisian scenes. Caillebotte’s “Paris Street; Rainy Day” uses bold perspective to create a monumental portrait of a Paris intersection in the rain.
Caillebotte often incorporated working-class subjects into his paintings. In “The Floor Scrapers,” he depicts three semi-nude workers scraping a parquet floor in a Parisian apartment. The realism of figures was something that set him apart from other Impressionist artists who tended to paint blurry or hazy scenes.
Despite being painted over 140 years ago, Caillebotte’s work still evokes emotions and interest today. This is due to its ability to capture daily life while creating impressive and detailed works of art. Caillebotte’s ability to blend multiple mediums made him one of the most significant contributors to the Impressionism movement, inspiring future generations of artists all over the world.