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From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism

Paintings from the Clark

7 July — 23 September 2012

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Showcasing major works from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, this exhibition illustrates the Clark’s holdings of French 19th-century art, with particular emphasis upon Impressionism.

This exhibition includes masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Sisley and Morisot, as well as an exceptional group of more than 20 paintings by Renoir. The collection also embraces important works by pre-Impressionist artists such as Corot, Théodore Rousseau and J-F. Millet, as well as examples of highly polished “academic” paintings by Gérôme, Alma-Tadema and Bouguereau.

The 70 works in the exhibition are presented by genre, in order to reveal the range of subject matter and diversity of stylistic approach in French 19th-century art. The groups of works include: landscapes and cityscapes; marine views; genre paintings depicting scenes of everyday life; nudes; still lifes; portraits, including self-portraits of artists central to the exhibition such as Renoir and Degas; and paintings reflecting the contemporary interest in Orientalism.

Exhibition organised by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in association with the Royal Academy of Arts.

7 July — 23 September 2012

Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm

The Sackler Wing, Burlington House

This exhibition has now closed.