From 4 March until 31 May, The National Gallery in London will be hosting an exhibition entitled “Inventing Impressionism”.
In the early 1870s, Impressionism was radical new artistic movement, whose members were condemned by critics and public alike. The movement was boosted, however, by Paul Durand-Ruel, entrepreneurial Parisian art dealer, who discovered this group of young artists which included Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley, and devoted himself to buying and selling Impressionist paintings.
This exhibition was organised in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All but one of the 85 artworks from the Impressionist art movement, which include three of Renoir’s famous Dances and five from Monet’s Poplars series, passed through Durand-Ruel’s hands at one time.