Sunday Art: Who Was Gustave Caillebotte?
Come to the Gemeentemuseum on the first Sunday of every month to enjoy a short background talk on a particular exhibition, artist, or item in the collection. Art historians Pamela Loeven and Monique Varma-Lamme are passionate about the museum and keen to share their knowledge with you. Following each talk, they'll be pleased to answer your questions.
French painter, photographer and patron, Gustave Caillebotte was the éminence grise of the impressionist movement. His wealthy family background gave him the financial freedom to ignore market forces in his own work and to support friends like Monet and Renoir. This talk provides an introduction to Caillebotte’s daringly innovative work. Afterwards, you can explore this unique artist’s paintings in the first major Dutch retrospective of his work. The main emphasis in the show is on the reciprocal influences between Caillebotte’s painting practice and the emerging art of photography.
Time: 14.00 - 14.30 pm
Venue: auditorium of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Price: 5,00 per person, excl. admission to museum (entry ticket required)
Reservations not required
Tip: meanwhile your kids can visit the museum's free children's workshop, open every Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00 pm