The original work by Gustave Caillebotte is dated 1876 and is kept at the Musée Baron Gérard, in Bayeux, France. The painter portrays four women...
Gustave Caillebotte was born in Paris in 1848 and studied law until his diploma in 1870. He also pursued engineering studies and in 1872 went to Italy with his father and met Giuseppe De Nittis, an Italian painter close to Impressionism. In Naples, the city that conquered him with its light and its colors, began to paint and returned to his homeland decided to enroll in the school of fine arts in 1873. The family always supported him in his choices. Impressionist artists competed thanks to Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. Pierre Auguste Renoir invited him to participate in their exhibition in 1876. Having received a lot of money from his father, he helped his colleagues by purchasing their Impressionist works and supported the organization of the group's third exhibition in 1877 and later participated in those of 1979, 1880, 1882 and New York in 1885, always helping with cash gifts. Unable to keep the group together, he devoted himself to other passions and later allowed himself to be influenced by Neo-Impressionism.
He died in 1894 from a disease and donated his collection of Impressionist paintings to the French state. Caillebotte combined realism and impressionism to take a photograph of the scene in her paintings, which are innovative and modern, of photographic cut, and the protagonists seem to be moving. He was part of the impressionist group, but he photographed reality as it was, blending realism and impressionism. He was one of the first to become interested in photography as an artistic expression.