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‘Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist in Modern Paris’

BRIDGESTONE MUSEUM OF ART

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

Despite his relatively short artistic career of two decades, the 19th-century painter Gustave Caillebotte became famous as a popular French Impressionist, alongside the likes of Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir.

He became particularly well-known for fine, detailed brushwork, and usually painted scenes of upper-class French life, portraits and Paris landscapes. Beyond beautiful aesthetics, his body of work can be seen as a historical record of the transformation that industrialization brought to France. Sixty works are on show, along with several rare 19th-century photographs taken by the artist’s brother, Martial Caillebotte; Oct. 10-Dec. 29.

Bridgestone Museum of Art; 03-5777-8600; 1-10-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Tokyo Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,500. Closed Mon. (except Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 16, 23). www.bridgestone-museum.gr.jp