The Birth of Impressionism in Tokyo

From 9 July until 20 October 2014, The National Art Center, Tokyo, is to hold an exhibition entitled “Naissance de l’Impressionnisme: La liberté de peindre Collections du musée d’Orsay” (The Birth of Impressionism – Freedom in Painting: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay).

84 masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection are to be displayed at The National Art Center, including paintings by leading Impressionists: Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne. The artworks are to be divided into different sections, including: “Manet: The New Painting”; “Realisms”; “History Painting”; “The Nude”; “The Impressionist Landscape”; and “Still Life”, amongst others.

Works by other 19th-century artists will also be on display, including Realist paintings by Corot, Millet and Courbet, as well as academic paintings by Cabanel and Bouguereau.

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