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Gustave Caillebotte was an artist who could afford to spend time pondering his own work and life in general, with no financial burden of having to earn a living. Despite this, there are still relatively few quotes available from his lifetime, mainly due to the lower prominence that his career took in relation to other impressionist artists.
Famous Quotes by Gustave Caillebotte
I give to the French State the paintings which I have; nevertheless, since I want that this donation be accepted and in such a manner that the paintings go neither in an attic nor in a province museum, but well in the Luxembourg Museum and later in the Louvre Museum, it is necessary that a certain time passes before execution of this clause until the public, I do not say understand, but admit this new painting. This time may be twenty years at the maximum. Until then, my brother Martial, and at his defect another of my heirs, will preserve them. I request Renoir to be my executor...Caillebotte, in his will of 1876
Quotes about Gustave Caillebotte
At last, I will name Mr. Caillebotte, a young painter of the most beautiful courage and who does not give up in front of full-size modern subjects. His Street of Paris by a rainy weather shows pedestrians, especially a man and a lady in the foreground which are of a beautiful truth. When his talent will have softened a little, Mr. Caillebotte will certainly be one of the boldest of the group.Émile Zola