Over the holidays I visited three of the greater Art Museums in all of America. Fort Worth boasts three significant museums within a few block's radius in what's aptly called the Arts District. I will be presenting each in three upcoming posts including this, featuring the Kimbell Art Museum.

Kimbell run

Kimbell Art Museum

-Run by the Kimbell Art Foundation with the statute to 'acquire and retain works of “definitive excellence”—works that define an artist or type regardless of medium, period, or school of origin.'
-Opened 1972
-Architect, Louis Kahn

Kimbell Caillebotte

The Exhibit, 'Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye'

Gustave Caillebotte is the lesser known Impressionist. Contemporary with Monet, Pissarro and Renoir, Gustave was a major enabler of the Impressionist artist and the movement as a whole. He came from wealth and was able to focus his attentions on painting and supporting the Impressionist cause. 

Caillebotte's body of work was new to me and I now I think that he is my favorite of all the Impressionists. See a key selection of works by Caillebotte, below.

Les raboteurs de parquet  (1875), 'Floor Scrapers'

Les raboteurs de parquet (1875), 'Floor Scrapers'

Le Pont de l'Europe   (1876-1877), 'The Bridge of Europe'

Le Pont de l'Europe  (1876-1877), 'The Bridge of Europe'

    Regatta at Argenteuil  (1893),  'Sailboat on the Argenteuil'


Regatta at Argenteuil (1893),  'Sailboat on the Argenteuil'

The Kimbell does not allow photography inside the exhibit but they did have these huge and gorgeous prints of Caillebotte's paintings in the Renzo Piano Pavilion lobby.

It was a joy to play a part in these paintings that I have now come to love.

My intent here is not to give a complete synopsis of the artist or an in depth take on the Museum but to make an introduction, one that hopefully entreats you to discover more about this important artist and institution. Get a quick, but more in depth overview here- Gustave Caillebotte, and here- Kimbell Art Museum.

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