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Paintings by Gustave Caillebotte


The Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte
The Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte is an oil on canvas (39-3/8 x 57-1/4 inches). It can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
The Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte is an oil on canvas (39-3/8 x 57-1/4 inches). It can be seen at Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

With The Floor Scrapers (1875), Gustave Caillebotte joined the Impressionist circle for the second exhibition. He participated in four subsequent exhibitions. His vision was adamantly modern, choosing subjects that preserved glimpses of Parisian life: interiors, views over the rooftops from balconies, strollers on the bridges and avenues, and even workmen finishing a fine wood floor in a new apartment.

Caillebottes sense of light is unmistakable -- even when the subject of his painting is a rainy day as in the Impressionist painting on the next page.

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