• Gustave Caillebotte: Le Pont de l’Europe, 1876; oil on canvas; 49 x 71 in.; Association des Amis du Petit Palais, Geneva.

Claude Ghez on Gustave Caillebotte’s Le Pont de l’Europe: Perspective at Play

Join Columbia University neuroscientist Claude Ghez for a probing exploration of how the composition of Caillebotte’s masterpiece comprises at least three different systems of linear perspective. He suggests that the artist constructed this perspectival complexity to discredit criticism of his work as excessively “photographic.” Dr. Ghez’s discussion will bring a new dimension of insight into this captivating painting, which is a highlight of Architecture of Life.