Paris impressionism comes to the high museum – Atlanta – Brief Article
For the first time in nearly 20 years, more than 100 works from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris are visiting Atlanta’s High Museum of Art in a show entitled/Paris in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musee d’Orsay.”
The national tour presents a broad context in which to gain a deeper understanding of turn-of-the-century Paris. An accompanying catalog arranges the show into seven themes: Art Nouveau, the Dark Side, the Eiffel Tower, Grand Theaters, High Society, New Directions and Views of the City. Along these thematic guidelines, the exhibit presents approaches to the portrayal of Paris through paintings, sculpture, photography, works On paper and decorative art objects. The exhibition also examines the point where history, art, society, science, fashion, architecture and politics merge.
In addition to works by Impressionist masters such as Monet, Degas, Caillebotte, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet, works by Cezanne, Van Gogh and Rousseau are also on display.
David A. Brenneman, the High’s chief curator, said, “The outstanding selection of works included in this exhibition reach beyond the boundaries of traditional Impressionist shows. Our visitors have the opportunity to examine objects of exceptional quality that exist as the precursors to 20th century Western art, that is, what was the beginning of Modernism.”
A 160-page fully illustrated catalog is also available.
“Paris in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musee d’Orsay”
Through March 16
High Museum of Art
Address: 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 733-HIGH
Web site: www.high.org
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