Musée d’Orsay. Masterpieces. (Complesso Vittoriano, February 22 – June 8, 2014)

From February 22nd until June 8th, 2014, the Complesso Vittoriano in Rome hosts an exhibition of paintings that are on loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, one of the most important museums of impressionist art in the world.

Musée d’Orsay. Masterpieces. (Complesso Vittoriano, February 22 – June 8, 2014)

The masterpieces were all painted by (mostly) French artists, between 1848 and 1914. Altogether there are 70 paintings to be seen in the exhibition.

The artists include renowned artists such as Gauguin, Monet, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro, Manet, Corot, Seurat and also Vincent van Gogh.

The title of the exhibition is Musée d’Orsay. Masterpieces. Admission is 12 Euros.

The exhibition is divided into four sections:

  1. The art of the Salon
  2. The fresh take on landscape painting that was introduced by the Barbizon school, and paved the way for impressionism.
  3. Modern life as seen by the impressionists.
  4. Post-impressionist painting, with a.o. Seurat‘s pointillism, Gauguin‘s cloissonism, and the group that was known as the Nabis.

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