Sunday, January 13, 2019

Impressionism in the Age of Industry @ the AGO

I've already booked my train tickets!

Claude Monet, Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877
oil on canvas, 60.3 x 80.2 cm

This exhibition, Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and More is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, and runs from February 16 to May 5, 2019.

It brings masterpieces from around the world to the AGO, including over 100 great paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and films from the period. The show also includes holdings from the AGO's permanent collection, showing them in a new light.

Says Caroline Shields, the AGO's Assistant Curator of European Art,
"Bringing these works together will offer a new perspective on Impressionism, which is more often associated with leisure activities and sunny landscapes. These artists were equally fascinated by the modernity of industry. Their art celebrates the changes occurring around them and the people who made it all happen." 

Camille Pissarro, Le pont Boieldieu à Rouen, temps mouillé, 1896
oil on canvas, 73.6 x 91.4 cm

For more information, visit the AGO website.

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