French Impressionist Masterpieces Coming to Art Gallery of SA

More than 65 masterpieces from artists such as Monet, Renoir and Manet will be on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) for its major 2018 exhibition, Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.

The exhibition, AGSA’s first collaboration with Paris’ famous Musee d’Orsay, will feature 10 works from Monet, including La Pie (The Magpie) and The Water Lily Pond, Pink Harmony, as well as masterpieces from Cezanne, Pissarro and Morisot. The exhibition will chart the “revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism”, according to the press release.

AGSA director Nick Mitzevich says Colours of Impressionism is the “most important exhibition ever to be shown” at the art gallery.

morisot-cradle-art-gallery-sa-adelaide-reviewBerthe Morisot, The Cradle, 1872, oil on canvas, 56 x 46.5 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France ©photo Musée d’Orsay / rmn

“With so few Impressionist works held in Australian collections, the exhibition presents a rare opportunity for Australians to see the movement’s radical evolution of colour,” Mitzevich said in a release. “I would like to thank the Musée d’Orsay for sharing this remarkable collection with Australia.”

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay runs from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Header image: Claude Monet, The Water Lilies Pond, pink harmony (detail.), 1900, oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France, ©photo Musée d’Orsay / rmn

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