The Era of Impressionist Exhibitions

The Musée d'Orsay contains one of the richest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world. These works enable us to trace the history of a group whose activities might have been rather short-lived as they just relied on the eight collective exhibitions that they engaged in between 1874 and 1886. But are we talking about a coherent, homogeneous movement, a group of individuals united by the same aesthetic doctrine? Nothing could be further from the truth.

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