FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERPIECES FROM THE ORDRUPGAARD COLLECTION

29 June 2019 - 13 October 2019

FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERPIECES FROM THE ORDRUPGAARD COLLECTION

Place Kinsky Palace Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer National Gallery in Prague
More info https://www.ngprague.cz/en/exposition-detail/french-impressionism/

Monet “is nothing but an eye – but what an eye!”. That is how Paul Cézanne appreciated his colleague Claude Monet, who sought to capture an immediate impression in a given moment in his paintings. For him and other Impressionists, a personal experience from the nature or city and plein-air painting were important. The artworks full of light and colours will be shown at an exhibition, which will present a unique collection of French art from the Ordrupgaard Museumin Denmark.

The display will especially show Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley or Camille Pissarro, but the viewer will also be able to see artistic overlaps with other artistic tendencies. Romantic painting will be represented by Eugène Delacroix and the realistic method by Gustave Courbet or the artists of the so-calledBarbizonschool, such as Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot and Charles-François Daubigny. The outstanding works from the collection of sixty paintings will also include chef d'oeuvres by post-Impressionists Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin.

Curators: Petr Šámal, Petra Kolářová

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery Prague in collaboration with Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen.