Monday, June 30, 2008

The Impression of Fort Worth

Art Daily: Kimbell Opens The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago"

Some of the most celebrated and iconic works of the great Impressionist painters are on view at the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth). The loan of about 90 paintings from Chicago’s world-renowned Impressionist collection is possible because of an ambitious reinstallation and expansion project at the Art Institute (...) Impressionist collection has never before left Chicago in such a large group, and it is being shown exclusively at the Kimbell.

The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago is a feast for the eyes more sumptuous than even the great Barnes Collection exhibition, seen at the Kimbell in 1994. It features masterpieces of painting by the world’s most beloved artists, including Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec—a succession of geniuses who, through a miracle of history, worked largely in the same country and within the span of a single lifetime. (...) >>>

- Caption: Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) - "Rainy Day" (1877) -

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