The Chairfather: Père Lachaise Part III

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    26 Jul 2018
    Clock 45min      Length1mi
    5 ratings


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    Gustave Caillebotte led the most charmed life of all the impressionists. The lifelong bachelor didn't need the money, so he was free to pursue his many passions, of which art was only one, among gardening and competitive sailing. His subjects were invariably enjoying leisure time: city strolls, relaxing mealtime, swimming or boating.

    He was a subject himself in 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' by his buddy Renoir, Caillebotte appearing in the lower right with a hat, seated cool-dude style in a flipped-around chair. Not only did he paint pleasing pictures, he inherited loads of disposable income to fill his home with dozens of works from friends and fellow artists Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Manet, Cézanne and Degas. If his personal collection had remained intact, they’d've had to move the Musée d’Orsay to Gustave's house!

    When you're done, leave Caillebotte on the left and continue climbing the cobblestone path.

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