Caillebotte au jardin
Come walking in the impressionist garden of Gustave Caillebotte’s family, in Yerres, Ile-de-France, which Caillebotte painted from 1860 to 1879. He is the last unknown impressionist painter.
This book deals with one of his favorite themes: gardens art and architecture at the time of the Restauration.
This garden, which still exists, practically unchanged, is in what used to be then a village. It was built according to the instructions described in the Audot’s tract from which the author quotes wide excerpts.
Helping the paintings study with old documents, the author tries a photographic comparison. The last part, named “Over days”, is a complete and documented biography of the painter followed by his work’s life after his.
- 23.5 x 30 cm
321 colour and black & white illustrations