" Monet, Cézanne, Renoir and Other Stories of Painting in France" Repubblica di San Marino, Palazzo Sums
This exhibition, whose core is formed by paintings from the museums of Boston, Montpellier and Lille, is composed of thirty works, including several large canvases, that are linked with the important exhibition staged at Castel Sismondo in Rimini (“Paris: the Wonderful Years. Impressionism versus the Salon”). However, while it is its logical continuation, it independently recounts significant episodes in the art history of those “wonderful years” that made Paris and France the point of reference of a world unto itself. It is thus an exhibition that aims to take a closer look at this theme, and is built entirely around paintings chosen for their emblematic significance to the historical period.
The completely renovated Palazzo Sums in the old town of the Republic of San Marino opens its doors to the world’s greatest art, commencing with paintings by important masters from Corot to Courbet, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley and Degas, along with several painters of the Salon, in order to probe aspects of the French artistic scene that are only briefly touched upon by the Rimini exhibition.
This is what makes it such a significant event, one that is not simply a moving experience, but aims to offer greater insights into the period, like marvellous windows overlooking the decades that left their mark on art and taste in Europe, but also further afield.
An example is Monet’s stunning Flower Beds at Vétheuil, painted during one of the most fruitful periods of the artist’s career, when he decided to leave Paris, attracted by clear river water and the explosion of nature. The river was, of course, the Seine, at Vétheuil, where he went immediately after the death of his first wife Camille and the decision to leave their sheltered home in Argenteuil. The years in Vétheuil were undoubtedly one of the most difficult periods of the French painter’s life, but they were also those in which he laid the stylistic foundations for what he would achieve a few years later, in the magical location of Giverny.
Degas’s horses, depicted during a race at the Parisian Longchamp course, are a further example of the works chosen for the San Marino exhibition. Similarly, the event offers in-depth looks at the work of Pissarro and Sisley during the 1880s, comparing them with Monet, who was painting in Vétheuil at the same time. It also proposes a rare gem in the form of Bazille’s Little Italian Street Singer, which the artist painted in a style resembling that of Manet, and whose almost Fellinian tone makes it ideal for the location, and compares it to the Curious Young Woman, by Salon artist Bertrand. Two portraits of Alfred Bruyas, painted by Couture and Courbet in 1850 and 1854, respectively, are given the same treatment. The entire exhibition continues along these lines, comparing works to throw new light on the painting of the period in Paris and in France.
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47890 - Repubblica di San Marino
Strada di Sant’Artemio 6/8
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24, 25, 31 December 2009
1 January 2010: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
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Parigi. Gli anni meravigliosi + Caravaggio e altri pittori del Seicento
Full rate: € 13,00
Reduced rate: € 11,00: university students with enrolment certificate, over-65s, groups with reservation (group leader free of charge), TCI card holders.
Reduced rate: € 8,00: under-18s, school groups (with two free attendants).
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Only for Caravaggio e altri pittori del Seicento
Full rate: € 4,00
Only for San Marino: Monet, Cézanne, Renoir e altre storie di pittura in Francia
Full rate: € 5,00
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Parigi. Gli anni meravigliosi
Monet, Cézanne, Renoir e altre storie di pittura in Francia
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