It has been 14 years in the planning. Now, the Taft Museum of Art’s groundbreaking exhibition, “Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape,” is nearing fruition.
When it opens this season in February, it will be, said Taft director and CEO Deborah Emont Scott, one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever mounted by the museum. And, it will change commonly held views about the origins of Impressionism.
“It’s going to have an impact internationally on fans of Impressionism,” said Scott.
The exhibition shines a light on the under-appreciated 19th-century French artist Charles François Daubigny, who paved the way to French Impressionism. Before Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” and Vincent van Gogh’s “Haystacks,” Daubigney captured the fleeting light and atmosphere of the outdoors that his