Magical colours and rarely seen French Impressionist paintings have landed in the Art Gallery of South Australia, where Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay is on till 29th of July 2018.
Hosting more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musee d’Orsay, the exhibition charts the revolution of colour that lies at the heart of impressionism.
One of the exhibition’s highlights is Monet’s celebrated work, La Pie (The Magpie). Rejected by the Salon, the annual official art exhibition for its novel palette of pale, lustrous colours, the masterpiece will hang alongside other celebrated pieces by Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cezanne, among many others.
To add to the paintings’ presentation, the Gallery of South Australia is staging the exhibition in one of Australia’s few nineteenth century gallery spaces. Hosted in the Elder Wing, the light-filled interior resembles the former metro station that now houses the Musee d’Orsay on Paris’ Left Bank. The exhibition has been curated by Marine Kisiel and Paul Perrin from the Musee d’Orsay for the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Offering the chance to experience iconic works by painters who innovated and unleashed paintings by exploring one of the movement’s key innovations - the radical use and liberation of colour – this is one exhibition not to be missed!
See Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay on from 29 Mar- 29 July 2018.
Location: Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
Dates: 29 March - 29 July 2018
Times: 10 am - 5pm daily