If you’re ever looking for a great exhibition, just head to the National Galleries of Scotland, where it seems impossible to mount a disappointing show. They’ve done their best again with this inspiring tale of Impressionism’s story.
Over 100 masterful works by Impressionism’s founders and greatest champions head to the walls of the Scottish National Gallery on June 25. “Inspiring Impressionism” will use many of the most spectacular Impressionist paintings to walk viewers through the mutual influence among three seminal figures: Charles François Daubigny, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.
Claude Monet, “The Seine at Lavacourt,” 1880, oil, (c) Scottish National Galleries 2016
Via the exhibition webpage: “Inspiring Impressionism offers a refreshing new look at Impressionism and its origins. Featuring over 100 masterpieces, Inspiring Impressionism celebrates the work of Charles François Daubigny (1817-1878) — often dubbed ‘the father of Impressionism’ — and the artists he influenced, especially Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). While Monet was inspired by Daubigny to paint the ephemeral effects of light and weather from his studio boat, Van Gogh spent the most productive two months of his life close to Daubigny’s home at Auvers-sur-Oise.”
Vincent van Gogh, “Daubigny’s Garden,” 1890, oil, (c) Scottish National Galleries 2016
“Inspiring Impressionism” opens on June 25 and will remain on view through October 2. To learn more, visit the Scottish National Galleries.
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