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Paris 1874 Inventing Impressionnism the new exhibition at Orsay Museum

Categories : Exhibition, published on : 4/7/24

The new exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay titled "Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism" is a true journey into the world of Impressionist art.

It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition, which officially marked the advent of Impressionism as a new artistic movement that disrupted the norms of traditional painting. The canvases of Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, and many others adorn this inaugural retrospective.

The Impressionist movement was characterized by its rejection of the academic rules of the Fine Arts and its desire to capture the effects of light and color. Impressionist artists painted outdoors, favoring pure tones and colors to create vibrant and dynamic works. They sought to represent modern life, scenes of everyday life, and to capture spontaneity and transience.

The 1874 exhibition was highly criticized by art critics and the public, who viewed these new works as revolutionary and unsettling. Some collectors and art dealers supported the young Impressionist painters, but most Impressionist paintings were rejected by the official Salon. Impressionist painters were also influenced by Japanese prints, the realism of Gustave Courbet, and landscape artists like Camille Corot. Their pictorial style, characterized by rapid brushstrokes and bold compositions, inspired many contemporary artists and paved the way for modern art. The most iconic work of this exhibition was Claude Monet's "Impression, Sunrise," which gave its name to the Impressionist movement. This painting caused a real scandal, but it is now one of the most famous in the world.

The 1874 exhibition marked the beginning of a new era in art history and established Impressionist painters as great artists. Their innovative vision and sensitivity influenced many future artists and left an indelible mark on art history.

"Paris 1874: Inventing Impressionism" at the Musée d'Orsay is a must-see event of the year 2024. Book your stay at the Moderniste hotel now and prepare to be inspired by the timeless beauty of Impressionism. For more information about the exhibition, feel free to visit the official website of the Musée d'Orsay. The reception team at the Fabric hotel is at your disposal for any inquiries.

Until July 4, 2024. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. Late opening on Thursdays until 9:45 pm.

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