The Revolution of Perception.
Masterpieces of the Musée d'Orsay


Théo Van RysselbergheMan at the Tiller © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Artistic life underwent a spectacular transformation at the end of the 19th century, linked to social and political upheavals, advances in science, industrialisation and new methods of communication that all encouraged artists to turn their attentions to life at the time. From the 1860s onwards, innovative aesthetic currents began to emerge, breaking the Academy's monopoly. Modern painting established itself through different networks and through a colourful view of the world, ephemeral, introspective, suggestive, in harmony with the thinking and sensitivities of the time.

"The Revolution of Perception: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces of the Musée d'Orsay", organised at the Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, the largest museum of modern art in northern Italy, presents a panorama of the creative work of the second half of the 19th century in a thematic exhibition in eight sections: The Artist is no longer Alone; The Artist on the Fringe; Impressionist Locations; Shows and Entertainment; Listening to the Inner Voice; The Family; Masculine/Feminine; Paradise on Earth.



Isabelle Cahn, curators at the Musée d'Orsay

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