An Impressionist master is getting his first retrospective in the United States in over 20 years at a great New England space. A collection of unforgettable treasures awaits your gaze here.
In concert with the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Provence, France, the Bruce Museum recently opened a wonderful exhibition showcasing the works of Alfred Sisley (1839-1899). Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Bruce Museum is presenting around 50 of the artist’s masterworks, giving viewers a comprehensive look into Sisley’s entire oeuvre and career.
Titled “Alfred Sisley: Impressionist Master,” the exhibition represents Sisley’s first retrospective in the United States in over 20 years. Further, the Bruce Museum will be the lone venue to premiere the exhibition in the United States. Via the exhibition webpage, “A friend of Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Sisley initially worked in the naturalistic landscape tradition of the Barbizon School but increasingly adopted a proto-Impressionistic style, creating a body of work that has an impressive internal consistency and cumulative authority. Throughout his career, Sisley adhered to the style of divided light and color, momentary effects of illumination, and an acute responsiveness to atmosphere that are the signature attributes of Impressionism. He dutifully painted en plein air in all manner of weather, recording his favorite sites in the environs of Paris — Bougival, Louveciennes, Marly-le-Roi, Saint-Mammès — in exhaustive detail, in all seasons, and under ever-changing skies. Born in Paris to British parents, Sisley studied the landscape paintings of Constable and Turner before enrolling in Charles Gleyre’s studio where he met Monet and Renoir. Little biographical information about his life has survived so his art must speak for itself, and does so with haunting beauty. The magic with which he was able to capture light sparkling on water, winter sun on snow, and trees rustled by a breeze creates some of the most memorable Impressionist images.”
To learn more, visit The Bruce Museum.
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