With the exhibition “Impressionists in London” running from June 21, 2018 to October 14, 2018, the Petit Palais reminds us that London used to be a country of asylum for French people.
Back in 1871, the fall of the Second Empire and the Paris Commune push many French people to seek shelter in the United Kingdom. At that time, London was a high place for impressionist painting, encouraging many artists to pick this destination up and helped by merchant Durand-Ruel.
In London, they discover a large number of British artists following the steps of William Turner including Abbott Whistler Alfred Sisley. London even became a major place for impressionist painters who find their mentors and a very promising art market.
For this exhibition, the Petit Palais offers us a trip to London thanks to a tour scattered with sound stories allowing to be fully immersed in French painters’ daily lives during their exile in London.
We discover renown artists such as Carpeaux, Tissot, Daubigny who settled down in London, while the young generation of French painters try to seek the recognition of English viewers. Pissarro, Monet, Sisley are represented by merchant Durand-Ruel who broadcasts the French art is London. They will develop their style and inspired the artists who stayed in France.
This exhibition has been already displayed at London Tate Britain in November 2017 and has been a success thanks to the exhibited paintings. It included 6 views of Claude Monet from the House of Parliament towering of the Thames gathered for the first time.
A wonderful exhibition for impressionism enthusiasts and lovers of the foggy and industrial atmosphere of the Victorian London!
Dates and Opening Time
From 21 June 2018 to 14 October 2018
Le Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris 8
-18 ans: Free
plein tarif: €13
Horaires : 10h-8h du mardi au dimanche - nocturne vendredi jusqu'à 21h
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