"Monet and the French Landscape - Traveling with Artists in France" Exhibition
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This exhibition is held in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Pola Museum of Art.
In the latter half of the 19th century, the Impressionists turned to landscapes in their quest to express light and color. This search for beautiful vistas and soft, bright light lead them first to the forests and riversides outside of Paris, and then farther, to regions throughout France. On their canvases, they captured Normandy skies and seasides shifting under drifting clouds, the rugged undulations of Brittany's coastline, and the exquisite light that envelopes the mountainous realms of central France.
Many Painter in the first part of the 20th century chose the idyllic villages of Provence and the Cote d'Azur, and their sparkling, deep-blue seas, and lush forests. Through palettes liberated by Southern light, these artists brought forth individual visions of vivid color. Still other painters looked inward and turned their dreamworlds into painting. Against the backdrop of these unreal landscapes, the trajectories of their ideas burned brightly.
Featuring works of French landscape paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries from the Pola Collection - displayed in accordance with region from North to South - this exhibition takes viewers on the journeys of Monet and his fellow Impressionists, of the landscape artists of the 20th century, and finally of the painters of imaginary worlds. Along the way, we hope the works give you an understanding of the painters' connections to the various places they celebrated via their art.