Impressionist works from Musee d’Orsay headed for Australia

Berthe Morisot (France, 1841-1895) L’hortensia (The hydrangea) 1894. Oil on canvas, 73.1 x 60.4 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. © Photo Musée d’Orsay / rmn

ADELAIDE, South Australia – More than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris will feature in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia from March 29 to July 29, 2018.
Titled “Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,” the exhibition charts the revolution of color that lies at the very heart of Impressionism. This curatorial approach is unique in its exploration of color as the guiding force behind the evolution of the 19th century’s most important art movement.

From the dark tones of Manet’s Spanish-influenced paintings, to the rich green and blue hues of the French countryside as painted by Cézanne, Monet and Pissarro, to the rosy pigments of Renoir’s and Morisot’s female figures, the exhibition traces the development of color in the Impressionists’ radical reshaping of painting in the 19th century.

Learn more by visiting the Art Gallery of South Australia online.

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