Intimate Impressionism

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Berthe Morisot, The Artist’s Sister Sitting at a Window, 1869

Having recently posted a blog on The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough, it seems appropriate to highlight the Seattle Art Museum’s Intimate Impressionism, a stunning exhibition of French Impressionist art.  On display are masterpieces by Renoir, Monet, Manet, Morisot, Degas and others.

Auguste Renoir (French, 1841 - 1919 ), Picking Flowers, 1875, oil on canvas, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

Auguste Renoir (French, 1841 – 1919 ), Picking Flowers, 1875, oil on canvas, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

Many of these artists were featured in McCullough’s book  as core to the Impressionist movement in the mid to late 19th century.  I saw the exhibition yesterday and will likely revisit.  If you’re in Seattle between Oct-Jan, this exhibition is a must see.  You’ll also want to see Samuel Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre which is separate and on a different floor, but don’t miss it!

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Samuel Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831-1833

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