Musée d'Orsay: Impressionists Treasures of the French National Collections

Impressionists Treasures of the French National Collections

Claude MonetThe Rue Montorgueil in Paris. Celebration of 30 June 1878© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
With artworks by such artists as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne, the exhibition seeks to present the evolution of Impressionism: its beginnings and developments and the perspectives it opened for the future. The visitors will be able to approach the diversity of themes (landscapes, still-lifes or portraits) tackled by these illustrious painters as well as the evolution of their pictorial practice. Exceptional by the presence of such masterpieces as Le Fifre (The Fifer) by Manet, Cathédrale de Rouen, Le portail vu de face.

Harmonie brune (Rouen Cathedral, The Portal, Front View, Brown Harmony) by Monet and L'Absinthe (In a Café) by Degas, this presentation aims at providing the public with an opportunity to establish a bridge between Chinese and French cultures, highlighting both distinctive and similar features, the things they have in common and those that make them complementary.

Over six months, Chinese cultural institutions will thus present fifty-one artworks from French collections, thirty-eight of which belong to the Musée d'Orsay, eleven to prestigious museums from different French regions and a magnificent landscape by Cézanne, La Côte du Galet à Pontoise (The Coast of Galet, at Pontoise), dated 1880-1881, was lent by LVMH / Moët Hennessy. Louis Vuitton.


Serge Lemoine, President of the Musée d'Orsay public establishment

Exhibition presented in three cities according to the following calendar:
- Beijing, National Art Museum of China
from October 11 to November 24, 2004
- Shanghai, Shanghai Art Museum
from December 8, 2004 to January 25, 2005
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art
from February 5 to April 10, 2005

11 October 2004 - 10 April 2005

Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong

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