Saturday, June 19, 2010

Impressionism Masterpieces

The Magpie
Claude Monet
Oil on canvas

Arader Galleries had the privilege to visit the De Young Museum in San Francisco and view the wonderful exhibition “Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay”. The collection includes masterpieces by influential artists including Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gustave Calliebotte and more.

Impressionism was an art movement stemming from Paris, France in the 19th century and is characterized by painting with visible brushstrokes, opening the composition, moving away from fixed lines and creating a natural lightness on the canvas. Throughout the exhibition, viewers are treated to an array of interpretations of the style of impressionism and receive a broad education in the differences among these revolutionary artists.

Highlights of the show include Edouard Manet’s The Fife Player (1866), The Dancing Lesson (1873-76) by Edgar Degas and Saint-Lazare Station (1877) by Calude Monet, each a staple in the teachings of art history. Each of these almost 100 brilliant masterpieces are sure to be enjoyed by all, as the exhibition is open through September 6, 2010, and is followed by a post-Impressionism exhibition at the De Young Museum from September 21, 2010 - January 18, 2011.

No comments: