Art & Design Magazine

Impressionism: Sensation, Inspiration, Highlights

By Amsterdam City Tours

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)Madame Monet and her Son

Madame Monet and her Son (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration, Highlights from the Hermitage is sure to... well, impress! The current exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam features world famous paintings by some of the greatest Impressionist painters.

The exhibit features works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley, among others, from the vast collection at the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia. What sets this exhibition apart from others of its kind is that the Impressionist works are placed side-by-side by predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, complementary and competing movements, giving the visitor a true sense of the tempestuous art scene in France from about 1850 to 1900.

E-tickets to the Heritage Museum Amsterdam are now available via Amsterdam City Tours. Ticket holders need only print their ticket, which can be scanned at the entrance - no waiting in line.

For Impressionist artists, the order of the day was colourful depictions of everyday, bourgeois life, painted outdoors for the sheer joy of painting - a fleeting impression of everyday life. The sensational quality of these works made them a source of ridicule and mockery. But their experimentation opened the doors to new concepts of beauty and reality, ushering in a new era in the art world.

Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstelhof

Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstelhof (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration runs from June 16, 2012 to January 13, 2013 at the Hermitage Amsterdam, located at Amstel 51 in Amsterdam.

© 2012, Amsterdam City Tours Blog. All rights reserved. On republishing any part of this post, you must provide a link back to this original post

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)VN:F [1.9.20_1166]

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    I almost skipped this book because of all the hype. A book about a blind girl and a Nazi soldier in war-torn France sounded like it might be on the... Read more

    The 18 May 2015 by   Curlygeek04
  • Concert Review: Back on Track

    The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. by Paul J. Pelkonen Parler à la main: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Image © 2015 Fondation Jasmin Roy from a YouTube... Read more

    The 15 May 2015 by   Superconductor
  • Is the Award-winning Comic Joz Norris Really Eleanor Rigby Or Robin Williams?

    Joz Norris in his birthday picnic hat yesterdayIt was comedian Joz Norris’ birthday yesterday. I went to his picnic party in a South London park.He and I met... Read more

    The 10 May 2015 by   Thejohnfleming
  • Blood Red, White Snow by Marcus Sedgwick

    Title: Blood Red, Snow White Author: Marcus Sedgwick Series: N/A Edition: Paperback, 304 pages Publication Details: July 6th 2007 by Orion Children’s Books... Read more

    The 27 April 2015 by   Lipsy
  • Presidential Politics

    “Season 2″After two decades of Clinton wars, Bush wars, and Obama wars, will we really elect Hillary Clinton and extend this baneful syndrome of half the... Read more

    The 24 April 2015 by   Fsrcoin
  • Skin Trade (2015)

    Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham Writer: Gabriel Dowrick, Steven Elder, John Hyams, Dolph Lundgren (Screenplay) Starring: Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa, Dolph Lundgren,... Read more

    The 24 April 2015 by   Newguy
  • Our Old Table is New Again!

    We wanted to do something with our everyday dining table. At first I thought I would paint a design on it with those new chalk paints I've been hearing about. Read more

    The 12 May 2015 by   Boiseartist

Add a comment

Paperblog Hot Topics