Three of Impressionist master Claude Monet’s water lily paintings will be exhibited at London’s National Gallery for its “Impressionist Decorations: The Birth of Modern Décor” exhibition, along with masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne and more.
Apart from Monet’s lilies, works by Edouard Manet, displaying the artist’s Jeanne (Spring) as seen above, as well as Pissarro’s delicate faience tiles, will certainly be the highlights of the exhibition, that will include over 80 pieces of art from the likes of Renoir, Morisot, Degas, Cassatt, Cézanne, Manet and Caillebotte, all borrowed from major collections including the Musée d’Orsay, The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum, as well as some private collections.
The exhibition aims to encompass painted canvases, panels, and objects that the Impressionists made to decorate people’s homes rather than the walls of galleries. Over a 50-year period, from the 1860s to the 1920s, the Impressionists were decorating interiors with paintings and painted objects; creating bright and cheerful spaces that brought to life city apartments and rural homes, something less-known to the worldwide public.
See these domestic masterpieces in the first-ever exhibition of decorative arts by the Impressionist painters at the National Gallery which will be on display from September 11, 2021, to January 9, 2022. The same exhibition will also show at the Parisian Musée d’Orsay in Paris from April 13, 2021.