IM­PRES­SIVE IM­PRES­SION­ISM

Southeast Asia Globe - - Incoming -

Cen­tury of Light at the Na­tional Gallery of Sin­ga­pore brings to­gether two ex­hi­bi­tions show­cas­ing the best of Euro­pean and South­east Asian art from the 19th cen­tury. On dis­play for the first time in the re­gion are mas­ter­pieces of French im­pres­sion­ism from the likes of Monet, Renoir, Manet and Cézanne, on top of a col­lec­tion of paint­ings by two of the most im­por­tant voices in South­east Asian art – Raden Saleh from In­done­sia and Juan Luna of the Philip­pines. The ex­hi­bi­tions chron­i­cle the rise of the post-En­light­en­ment im­pres­sion­ist move­ment, its in­flu­ence on South­east Asian art and the jour­neys of Saleh and Luna through Europe, where they strug­gled to ne­go­ti­ate a bal­ance be­tween their artis­tic iden­tity in the con­ti­nent and the strong pull home­wards.

WHERE AND WHEN? SIN­GA­PORE, UN­TIL 11 MARCH

“Ja­vanese Tem­ple in Ru­ins” by In­done­sian artist Raden Saleh “Road Near Mont Sainte-Vic­toire” by Paul Cézanne (far right); “The Cliff Walk at Pourville” by Claude Monet

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