Saturday, April 13, 2019

The ONLY Word To Describe It Is DAZZLING!

In recent years the Philadelphia Museum of Art under the direction of CEO Timothy Rubb has been showcasing the best of its own vast collection of holdings through a series of major exhibitions that have drawn big crowds.
Now, with The Impressionist's Eye (through August 18) visitors have the opportunity to peer over the shoulder of Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Manet and others as they make their indelible mark on canvas, paper, and bronze. Best known as oil painters, the artists in this tight-knit group actually moved fluidly from one medium to another, supporting and inspiring one another. You shouldn't miss this rare opportunity to see a broad range of Impressionist sculpture, painting, and works on paper shown together.
We recently attended a preview of the show and we can tell you that it's nothing short of dazzling. With more than 80 works (including some from other collections) this is a breathtaking and comprehensive display that will not only awaken your sensibilities but enrich your knowledge of art history and the indelible mark that the Impressionists left.
Below, enjoy just a few of the works on display -- and see if you can identify the artist connected to each work.

Shown here, the intricate detail of one of the pointillist paintings.

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