SUNDAY NIGHT ART SNACK: GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE (1848-1894).
Gustave Caillebotte (19 August 1848 – 21 February 1894) is an often overlooked French impressionist painter, although he was a crucial figure for that art movement. Besides being an important contributor himself (albeit one who painted much more realistically), he sponsored Impressionist exhibitions and supported fellow artists like Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir. He went as far as buying some of their works (he bought himself his first Monet in 1875), and persuading the French State to buy Edouard Manet's Olympia, a scandal painting at the time.
Rue de Paris, temps de pluie (1877)
The scene depicts the Place de Dublin, back then known as the Carrefour de Moscou.