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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Impressionists on the Water

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:55 pm

Impressionists on the Water
French Impressionism has always been associated with water. The painters themselves were drawn to the seashore and the rivers of France, filling their canvasses with dappled colors of light dancing across the surface of water under a variety of conditions.

Impressionists on the Water is an exhibition of 80 paintings and drawings by Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and Impressionist precursors now on exhibit at the Fine Arts Musem of San Francisco: Leigon of Honor

There is a small preview of the exhibit on the FAMSF website, and another gallery accompanying a review of the exhibit on SFGate. (Should the relatively small galleries simply whet your appetite for online images of Impressionist paintings, WikiPaintings has a pretty good selection.)

Impressionist on the Water will be on display at the FAMSF until October 13, 2013. It then move to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusets, where it will run from November 9, 2103 to February 17, 2014.

There is a book accompanying the exhibition, Impressionists on the Water. I haven’t seen it, but there is a review here.

[Via Fine Art Connoisseur]

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  1. Comment by Ælle
    Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    Are these paintings meant to help cooling off?
    The summer temperatures today in my apartment measure 35° Celsius/95° Fahrenheit with 28% humidity. I’m melting.
    Thank you, Charley.

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    We can at least be on the water in our imaginations.

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