National Gallery Singapore present the first impressionist exhibition in South East Asia

THE National Gallery Singapore has collaborated with Musée d’Orsay in Paris to present South East Asia’s first exhibition of Impressionist art. This exhibition is titled Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and has been curated by Marine Kisiel and Paul Perrin. Over 60 works from Musée d’Orsay’s collection by the innovators of the impressionist movement, including Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne, will be exhibited.

National Gallery SingaporeClaude Monet, La Cathedrale de Rouen (1894)
Le portail et la tour Saint-Romain, plein soleil

National Gallery SingaporeAuguste Renoir, Madame Darras (1873)

National Gallery SingaporePaul Cézanne, Le golfe de Marseille vu de l’Estaque (1886)

The exhibition begins with the blacks used by impressionist painters during the 1850s and 1860s. It moves to explore how blues and whites were used to depict snowscapes and their shadows, to greens and blues to capture the luscious French landscape and finally, soft pinks and purples to create feelings of subjective realities. Then the shift to Pointillism is documented with works by Neo-impressionist artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. As well as showcasing masterpieces, the artists’ methods are explored through a display of brushes, paints and palettes used by the artists themselves.

National Gallery of SingaporeGallery view, Of Greens and Blues

National Gallery SingaporePaul Signac, La bouee rouge (1895)

This exhibition is part of the Century of Light series which is showcasing art from the 19th century. Simultaneous and complementary to the Colours of Impressionism, there will be an exhibition titled Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna. This exhibition looks at this turbulent period through the eyes of two prominent Southeast Asian artists who lived and worked in Europe.

by Allie Nawrat 

The exhibition is open from November 16, 2017 to March, 11 2018

Entry to the exhibition costs $15 for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, and $25 for Non-Singaporeans

The National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

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