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Manet to Picasso: Master-pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Manet to Picasso: Master-pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

"Manet to Picasso: Master-pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art"
The exhibition, Manet to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, represents TFAM's first collaboration with a major US art museum and is comprised of 53 paintings and 5 sculptures by total 33 artists, including Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, C?zanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani, Mir? Duchamp, Georgia O'匠eeffe and others.
The exhibition shows that the artists of this period, following reflection on the paradigms of Classical art, came to advocate a new style of art that emphasized the subjectivity of the artist, the need to stay in step with the times, representations of modern life and individual perceptions, all of which was expressed through new creative techniques. Manet was the first to dispense with the baggage of Classical values, using loose brushwork to boldly place the nude torso of the Parisian dame Olympia before the eyes of his viewers, thereby laying a foundation for Modernist painting. Picasso, over the course of a prolific lifetime ever imbued with a spirit for experimentation and a fecund creativity, came to stand as one of the foremost Modern-ists. In landscape painting, the most important figures were the Impressionists, artists who took up themes of their era including touristic scenery, the countryside, industry and the modern city. The Impressionists went to the outdoors to paint, placing their attention on the personal moments of their lives and using radiant, fragmented points and flecks of color to capture changeable and ephemeral scenes; this was the Modern artist's internal quest for an external nature. Representative artists include Monet, Pissarro and Sisley.
Viewers of these classic works of the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be able to appreciate the brilliant character of this great, billowing wave of late-19th century and early-20th century art.


Updated : 2021-05-07 21:42 GMT+08:00