18-23 October 2020
Europe/Zurich timezone

Fondation Gianadda

Fondation Gianadda in Martigny is an internationally renowned cultural foundation with multi-faceted aspects. The museum offerings range from archaeological exhibits, 50 old-timers and classic cars built between 1897 and 1939 and a sculpture park to world-famous art exhibitions and concerts.

In October 2020, an exposition of paintings by Gustave Caillebotte, a French impressionist will be shown.

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) is still relatively unknown. Most of his more than 500 paintings are privately owned, which is a bit of a surprise, since Caillebotte, the wealthy collector and patron made sure in his testament that the works of others, those of Manet, Renoir, Cézanne or Monet, after his death were bequeathed to the French Museums.

Only through Caillebotte, the entrepreneur's son, who could draw on a tremendously rich heritage and who financed numerous artists, paintings such as The balcony of Manet, The Bathers of Cézanne or Monet's The station Saint-Lazare have become known to a large audience. The unassuming Caillebotte, on the other hand, was forgotten as a painter for a long time, of course, because his wealth was so unlike the usual artistic-circling struggle for existential survival.