Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
September 3, 2014 | January 4, 2015

Organized by the National Gallery of Art, and drawn especially from the collection of Ailsa Mellon Bruce and her brother, Paul Mellon, this exhibition showcases the similar aesthetic goals shared by nineteenth-century French avant-garde painters in approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-impressionist portraits, landscapes, interiors and still lifes. The plein-air practices of Impressionist precursors Eugene Boudin and Johan Barthold Jongkind, inspired brightly colored, luminous works by featured artists Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley. Intimate Impressions also features paintings that are personal in subject matter, including fascinating self-portraits by Edgar Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin, and Edouard Vuillard, as well as works depicting family members or friends and views of the artist’s favorite spaces. A catalogue accompanies this exhibition.

This exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Image: Auguste Renoir, Young Woman Braiding Her Hair, 1876. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection.

 

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