Louvre Abu Dhabi marks 5 years with main Impressionism present

A main exhibition of impressionist artwork opened Wednesday on the Louvre Abu Dhabi, that includes works from masters reminiscent of Cezanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissarro and Renoir. Billed as one of the vital important exhibitions on the nineteenth century artwork motion ever held outdoors France, it options greater than 150 works on mortgage from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

Claude Monet’s “Girls within the Backyard” is among the many masterpieces on present from the motion characterised by speedy dabs and brushstrokes that discover the transient results of sunshine and coloration.

“Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity”, to run till February 5, marks 5 years for the reason that opening of the artwork museum within the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It additionally options etchings, costumes, pictures and movie on the rebellious and convention-busting artwork motion born as industrialization and urbanization introduced social upheaval in Europe.

That theme resonates in right this moment’s Gulf area, “the place we additionally face the problem of this modernity and this transition to a brand new world”, stated Sylvie Patry, basic curator of the Musee d’Orsay. French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2007 within the Emirates, one of many world’s main oil exporters and largest arms consumers.

Guests attend the exhibition “Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity” on the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi.

Louvre Abu Dhabi director Manuel Rabate stated one of many “basic missions” of the museum was to “current the nice actions of the historical past of artwork reminiscent of Impressionism”. “To inform the story of Impressionism, it’s important to have the unimaginable loans that come from the Musee d’Orsay”. To mark its first 5 years, the Louvre Abu Dhabi acquired a particular birthday present, for an undisclosed price-Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s masterpiece “The Cup of Chocolate”. – AFP



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