The Parquet Planers

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Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848 – 1894)

The Parquet Planers, 1875

Now in the The Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France

Caillebotte had undergone a completely academic training, studying with Bonnat. The perspective, accentuated by the high angle shot and the alignment of floorboards complies with tradition. The artist drew one by one all the parts of his painting, according to the academic method, before reporting them using the square method on the canvas. The nude torsos of the planers are those of heroes of Antiquity, it would be unimaginable for Parisian workers of those times. But far from closeting himself in academic exercises, Caillebotte exploited their rigour in order to explore the contemporary universe in a completely new way.

Caillebotte presented his painting at the 1875 Salon. The Jury, no doubt shocked by its crude realism, rejected it (some critics talked of "vulgar subject matter"). The young painter then decided to join the impressionists and presented his painting at the second exhibition of the group in 1876, where Degas exhibited his first Ironers. Critics were struck by this great modern tableau, Zola, in particular, although he condemned this "painting that is so accurate that it makes it bourgeois".

Reproduction in Xiamen ,China

Oil painting has become a new business card in Haicang. The oil painting village at Xingang Road, Haicang is one of the three major oil painting industrial bases in China. Haicang Oil Painting Village (Xinggang Pedestrian Street) is located 200 meters away from Xingang intersection in Haicang District. It borders Haicang District Government and Haicang District Culture and Art Center in the east, west to Tzu Chi East Palace and north to Auto City, adjacent to the newly opened Health and supplements Street and under construction Haicang Sports Center, strategic location, popular.

The total area of ​​169,000 square meters of oil painting village, the store is a distinctive gallery, sculpture and art studio, painting the village also supporting a small supermarket and teahouse, coffee bar, is a set of leisure culture, exchange and procurement of culture and art village , Is the first batch of cultural industry demonstration base in Xiamen City. In 2007, it was awarded the provincial characteristic commercial street by Fujian Province. Oil painting village, brought together Xiamen and Haicang oil painting masterpiece works, oil paintings highlight the characteristics of southern Fujian, rich in content, exported to Europe and the United States and other places, but also the major cities in the country galleries, distributors, art collectors purchase of works of art collection scattered.

After several ups and downs of ups and downs, Haicang Oil Painting Village gradually formed Xinggang Garden Pedestrian Street, Ma Qing Road and Cangcang Apartment three blocks, currently has more than 500 galleries, more than 6,000 artists, from the earliest single processing single to today's autonomy Development of creative reproduction, the formation of a complete industrial chain, exports of its products Jiucheng Europe and the United States, the domestic market share also increased rapidly.



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