"Post-Impressionism: 115 Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

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We are very proud to present "Post Impressionism:115 Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay", an exhibition that brings together nearly 100 masterpiece paintings from the legendary collections of the Musée d’Orsay.

France in the late 19th century was home to a diverse array of painters whose fertile genius was shaped by the artistic innovations wrought by the Impressionists. Throughout the later 1880s and the 1890s, these painters—Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Seurat, among others—used their own modes of expression to produce imaginative works that earned them a place in history as the Post-Impressionists.

That era of Post-Impressionism serves as the focus of this exhibition. Over the years, Post-Impressionism has been portrayed as a movement that formed the antithesis to Impressionism and set the stage for the emergence of avant-garde painting in the 20th century. However, this depiction does not convey the immense diversity and prolificacy that characterized painting in the Post-Impressionist age, an era powered by crisscrossing streams of art springing forth from the cultural treasure house that was fin-de-siècle Paris.

"Post Impressionism" explores the various facets of painting from the late 19th century on into the early 20th century, beginning with the roots in Impressionism. We hope that our presentation of many quintessential masterpieces will provide you with a fresh perspective on the bold challenges taken up by the Post-Impressionists, and the rich legacy of art that they created.

[Image: Henri Rousseau "The Snake Charmer" 1907]



From 2010-05-26 To 2010-08-16
Until 20:00 on July 18th and on Saturdays starting on July 10th.


Monet, Degas, Van Gogh et al.



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