Impressionist painters portrayed subjects from their everyday lives and from nature, using fine, scattered brush strokes, a sophisticated depiction of light and a wide range of color. Their works have long been some of the most favorite among art lovers.
Many of these Impressionist paintings belong to the Musée d’Orsay, or Orsay Museum, in Paris and have just arrived in Korea. The “Beyond Impressionism: Masterpieces from Musée d’Orsay” exhibition at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan District, Seoul features works by Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh, as well as sculptures, household wares, drawings and photographs from the time. The exhibition is being held partly to mark the 130th anniversary this year of the Korea-France diplomatic relationship.