Masterpieces go on public display in France

A total of 80 individual paintings and 20 graphic works from impressionist masters, including those of Monet, Cézanne and Degas, have gone on display in the Marmottan Monet museum to celebrate their 80th anniversary.

The exhibition, entitled “Les Impressionistes en privé: 100 chefs d'oeuvre de collections particulieres", or “impressionist works from private collections, 100 masterpieces”, features exclusive works by a number of iconic impressionist artists, such as Pissarro, Sisley and Renoir. Running until 6th July, there is still time for guests on 2014 river cruises in France to catch this exciting exhibition.

From lilies to landscapes

The exclusive artworks have come to the museum from all over the world, having been donated by a total of 50 private art collectors. While a number of the exhibition’s donors have chosen to remain anonymous, Pérez Simón of Mexico, Texan corporate lawyer Erich Spangenbergl, financier Scott Black and the Nahmad and Larock-Granoff families have all declared their contributions to the exhibition, as reported by the Guardian.

The exhibition features around a dozen works from each artist covering the span of their individual careers and offers a new insight into the art movement that dominated the late 1800s. Among these never before publically displayed works are the rarely seen Monet paintings les Planches de Trouville and Hotel des Roches Noires, Trouville.

While this is a temporary exhibition the Marmottan Monet museum is popular for its impressive Monet and Berthe Morisot collections and is visited by many who come to the French capital to catch a glimpse of these renowned paintings in the flesh. Despite the Musée d'Orsay already playing host to a similar painting by Monet of Trouville, this new exhibition displays works that are unlikely to be seen by the public again for a long time to come.


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