Shanghai is holding an exhibition featuring works of French impressionism. Authentic masterpieces created by famous artists like Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir are attracting numerous aficionados, and the lines to get in are not for the feint-hearted.
|Shanghai Museum opens exhibition of French Impressionism.|
Barbizon through Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute are unveiled at the Shanghai Museum on Thursday, Chinese Mid-Autumn Day. Visitors form a long line outside the museum, longing for a peek at masterpieces that take people back to a splendid era in the history of art.
But the waiting doesn’t stop once you’ve entered the museum. The short pass to No. 2 exhibition hall is like a pilgrimage route for art lovers.
|Shanghai Museum opens exhibition of French|
The exhibition begins with the landscape paintings of the Barbizon school and Impressionists, featuring representative works by Camille Corot, Jean-Francois Millet, and Theodore Rousseau. There are also paintings by Camille Passarro, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which witnessed the birth and maturation of Impressionism.
Some have even brought their telescopes to get a detailed study of the brushwork. The 73 paintings on display take hours for visitors to appreciate.
The exhibition is the result of a three-year collaboration between the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Shanghai Museum. It runs till December.