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Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America

13 Jul 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4

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In the late 1800s, the impressionists transformed art on both sides of the Atlantic.

Abandoning the studio for the outdoors, they captured the changing world around them with broad brushstrokes and bold, unblended colours. Whether painting the boulevards of Paris or the farms of New England, they brought a new intimacy and immediacy to their subject matter: the everyday experience of modern life.

The works reproduced here are just a selection of the more than 60 paintings, sculptures, and prints on display. All works are drawn from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – one of the world’s great impressionist collections.

This exhibition was organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
All works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All photographs © MFA, Boston

 

Read more about this work in '‘I went and came away in ecstasy’' by Rebecca Rice in Off the Wall

Selected Works

Cap Martin, near Menton

Claude Monet

1884

Figures on the beach

Eugene L. Boudin

1893

Departure of fishing boats, Yport

Maxime Camille Louis Maufra

1900

Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan

John George Brown

circa 1877

At the Races in the Countryside

Edgar Degas

1869

Italo-American celebration, Washington Square

William James Glackens

circa 1912

Carp banners in Kyoto

Louis Dumoulin

1888

Women weeding the grass, from ‘Les travaux des champs’

Lucien Pissarro, after Camille J. Pissarro

1893-1895

Morning sunlight on the snow, Éragny-sur-Epte

Camille J. Pissarro

1895

Flower Beds at Vétheuil

Claude Monet

1881

View of the Seine at Herblay

Paul Signac

1889

Entrance to the Village of Vétheuil in Winter

Claude Monet

1879

The water lily pond

Claude Monet

1900

Grapes and walnuts on a table

Alfred Sisley

1876

Children on the seashore, Guernsey

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

circa 1883

Coco (Claude Renoir)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

1910

Self-portrait with a beret

Paul Cezanne

circa 1898–99

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