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Gustave Caillebotte Though mostly known for his patronage of well-respected figures like Renoir and Monet and his generous contribution of his Impressionist collection to the French government Gustave Caillebotte was also a very sensitive and intense artist Influenced by the structural and emotional changes of the Industrial Revolution he observed and communicated perceived and created Gustave Caillebotte was born to a respected and wealthy bourgeoisie family in 1848 To fulfill his fathers expectations he was trained to become and engineer but his passion for art made him leave that profession and study in the cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris That is where he met the artists Renoir and Monet and became very involved in the Impressionist movement Caillebotte became the chief organizer promoter and financial supporter of the Impressionist exhibitions for the next six years and he used his wealth to purchase works by Monet Renoir Camille Pissarro Paul Czanne Edgar Degas Alfred Sisley and Berthe Morisot When he died he contributed his collection to the French government In the midsts of the Industrial Revolution between 1789 and 1852 European cities were becoming exceedingly crowded with workers who could no longer make a living in rural areas while business owners were improving their production efficiency to increase their profits As a result of the sudden increase of population Baron Georges Haussman changed the structure of the city by destroying old buildings and constructing new buildings railroads and bridges The bourgeoisies obsession with lucrative business forced lower-class workers to compete with technology This state of man versus machine contributed to the increased segregation of society and the further pursuit of social equality through communism Contemporary events greatly influenced the work of the artists of the time forcing them to break the order and balance of classicism to show life as they experienced it there was no romantic idealization in their art This Realist movement paved the way for a completely new revolutionary form
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