Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Art Daily: "National Gallery of Ireland will present Impressionist Interiors"

The National Gallery of Ireland will present Impressionist Interiors, on view 10 May – 10 August 2008. Millennium Wing. This summer, the National Gallery of Ireland will present an exhibition highlighting the intimate observations of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Featuring many wonderful, well-known paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, Gauguin, Vuillard and Morisot, the exhibition will explore how these artists created a strikingly modern vision of the world around them.

Rejecting the narrative conventions of academic art, Impressionist artists chose deliberately informal interior scenes for many of their compositions. Impressionist Interiors will include 40 paintings on loan from important European and US collections as well as works from the Gallery’s own collection. (...) >>>

This is recommended viewing, if only for the ‘The French Breakfast’ (1910), by Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Collection Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza - From the exhibiton: ‘Impressionist Interiors’, National Gallery of Ireland, Millennium Wing.

- Caption: Edgar Degas (1834-1917), "La Famille Bellilli" (or "Portrait de Famille) (1858) -

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