Glimpses of French Im­pres­sion­ists

Staats­gal­lerie, Stutt­gart Show­ing un­til: 13 Novem­ber 2016

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Glimpses. Views. Im­pres­sions. Mas­ter­works of French Im­pres­sion­ism in­cludes paint­ings, works on pa­per and sculp­tures which are all drawn from the rich hold­ings of the Staats­ga­lerie. The com­bi­na­tion of mas­ter­pieces of paint­ing and sculp­ture with out­stand­ing works on pa­per con­veys a com­pelling and well-rounded pic­ture of the pe­riod. Key works, like Cézanne’s Bathers in

Front of a Tent, Monet’s Fields in Spring and Renoir’s By the Fire­side, are pre­sented along­side rarely or never-shown works. De­gas’ im­por­tant pastel paint­ing The Tub,

Woman Dry­ing Her­self, which is very frag­ile and has not been ex­hib­ited – or lent – in many years, makes a rare pub­lic ap­pear­ance.

The ex­hi­bi­tion closes with im­por­tant Post-Im­pres­sion­ist works, among them Paul Gau­guin’s Where are you Go­ing?, Odilon Re­don’s War­rior An­gel and the com­plete set of Re­don’s Les Fleurs du Mal cy­cle, which has never been shown at the Staats­ga­lerie in its en­tirety.

The lay­out of the ex­hi­bi­tion fol­lows the clas­sic gen­res: land­scape, por­trait, in­te­rior, the nude and still life. This ar­range­ment al­lows for new forms of en­coun­ters and in­vites the viewer to see fa­mil­iar ob­jects in a dif­fer­ent con­text. The range of dif­fer­ent artis­tic tech­niques con­veys a sense of the cre­ative di­ver­sity of the pe­riod.

Paul Cézanne, Bathers Out­side a Tent (Baigneuses de­vant la tente), 1883–1885, Staats­ga­lerie Stutt­gart

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