Te Papa’s new Impressionist exhibition

Colour Light: Impressionism from France America
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Te Papa
Until January 12

Those unable to visit Melbourne for the Monet exhibition can see some of his major paintings at Te Papa’s latest exhibition, Colour Light: Impressionism from France America.

On display also are works by French artists Cezanne, Rodin, Pissarro, Signac and Renoir, as well as Americans Homer, Cassatt and Whistler.

The exhibition shows how ideas and the practice of art passed from Europe to America and mirrors the same as happened between the antipodes and Europe with artists such as Frances Hodgkins.

Australian Impressionists in France (until October) explores this connection at the Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne.

The Te Papa exhibition is essentially two shows in one. More than half the works are by the major French Impressionists and are a fantastic group by themselves. Having the US artists in the show allows us

Article source: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/te-papas-new-impressionist-exhibition-weekend-review-143261

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