Speed Art Museum Presents Impressionist Landscapes Monet to Sargent

. March 10, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Speed Art Museum presents Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent on view through May 22.


Alfred Sisley, Hilly Path, Ville d’Avray, 1879. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, by exchange, and Gift of the Charter Collectors. Photo Speed Art Museum

This exquisite exhibition of over 70 luminous paintings includes many of the finest examples of mid-nineteenth through early twentieth century French and American landscapes from the Brooklyn Museum and Kentucky collections. French Impressionists painted highly elaborate “impressions”, the seemingly spontaneous, rapidly executed landscapes and cityscapes that prompted the name of their movement. This exhibition offers an in depth look at landscape painting as practiced by such leading French artists as Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet and their acclaimed American peers including Frederick Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent.

Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

Support in Louisville has been provided by PNC Wealth Management.

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Category: Fine Art

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