Gustave Caillebotte, a renowned French artist and avid gardener, drew inspiration from French gardens for his artwork. One of his masterpieces – The Garden at Petit Gennevilliers in Winter – depicts the scene of his own garden in winter. It is interesting to note that Caillebotte’s interest in floral subjects only took root during the 1880s.
From an artistic standpoint, Caillebotte’s style deviated from his contemporaries’ visible brushstrokes with more refined, life-like representation of objects and light. Despite this departure, he managed to capture the essence of his frozen winter garden with utmost precision.