Gustave Caillebotte. Paris Street, the Rainy Day (Rue de Paris, temps du pluie). 1877. Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Impressionism owes a huge debt to Gustave Caillebotte but hardly anyone today knows his name.
By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout
Musée D’Orsay is one of the most visited places in Paris where millions of visitors admire Monet’s haystacks, Cezanne’s apples and Renoir’s pink-cheeked women. Very few of these visitors realize that an important part of d’Orsay’s collection has its source in a bequest of an equally talented but hardly recognized artist named Gustave Caillebotte.