The works in this exhibition come from the Ordrupgaard Collection in Denmark, and were amassed by insurance magnate Wilhelm Hanson between 1916 and the late 1920s. In 1951, Hanson's widow, Henny, bequeathed the home and their collection to the Danish state, which turned the property into a museum. While the museum is closed for building work, the Hanson's impressive collection of paintings is visiting the Royal Academy.
Camille Corot, The Windmill, c. 1835-40.
The exhibition will start by looking at the Impressionist's love of painting en plein air with scenes of the Normandy coast, Paris and London by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley and Renoir. Curators will then explore the greats that preceded Impressionism, with works by Ingres, Delacroix and Courbet. There will also be a section dedicated to women painters in Hanson's collection, with paintings by Berthe Morisot.
The final part of the exhibition will look at the post-Impressionists, at Gauguin, Cézanne and Matisse. The show will include eight paintings by Gauguin, who was heavily influenced by the Impressionists, before he went on to make his own striking innovations.
This exhibition promises vibrant colours and sun-drenched scenes, as well as a few surprises. It will provide the ideal opportunity to see gems normally housed in Denmark, and explore a vibrant era in art history.
|What||Gauguin and the Impressionists, Royal Academy 2020|
|Where||Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
29 Mar 20 – 14 Jun 20, Open daily 10am – 6pm
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