"With Fabrice Roy (lecturer and baritone), Marie Caroline Kfoury (soprano) and Aurore Illien (pianist).
Born into a very wealthy family of the Parisian bourgeoisie during the Second Empire, Gustave and Martial Caillebotte were both born in Paris in 1848 and 1853 respectively. Their brother René, born in between their two births in 1851, died prematurely in 1876. Through the story of the two brothers, the story of the Second Empire and the formation of fortunes in Haussmann's Paris is revealed. The success of Martial Caillebotte's father enabled Gustave to be a patron of the Impressionist painters and to contribute to the history of art, even beyond the contribution of his own works, a fact rare enough to be underlined. The living environment that he and his brother were offered, due to his father's fortune, gave them the material to produce magnificent paintings and remarkable photographs, all of which reflect an era and a family history.
One of the most important, active and original artists in the history of Impressionist painting, Gustave Caillebotte is characterised by the novelty of his representation and the boldness of his points of view. His paintings capture the Parisian world, interiors and boulevards, as well as nature, rural leisure activities and waterside views. The fruitful exchanges with his brother Martial make it possible to envisage a whole artistic and intimate universe at the crossroads of impressionist painting and photography.
* Concert :
Works by Martial Caillebotte and contemporary composers will be performed by Fabrice Roy (baritone) and Marie-Caroline Kfoury (soprano) accompanied by Aurore Illien on the piano.
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