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In what is sure to be one of the top exhibitions in London this spring, the Inventing
Impressionism National Gallery London show 2015 brings together many previously unseen Impressionist masterpieces from the collection of dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel.
Who invented Impressionism art?
If the name is not familiar, Durand-Ruel is the Parisian art dealer credited with “inventing” Impressionism as an aesthetic movement and for transforming the art market as we know it today.
Durand-Ruel and the Impressionists
Durand unwaveringly promoted the Impressionist painters, who were highly controversial and often disliked by contemporary society for their ‘impressions’ of the world. They were rejected from the Paris Salon on several occasions and their new style of painting was mocked mercilessly at their own Salon des Refusés in 1863. Less than a decade later in 1870, Durand-Ruel met Monet and Pissarro in London and began to reverse the group’s fortunes. Using unheard commercial strategies like hosting solo shows and gallery exclusivity, which are now intrinsic tools in the art world, Durand-Ruel was able to turn Impressionism into the household name that we know today.
National Gallery exhibitions 2015
This London art show is the perfect excuse to bring together more than 85 paintings by world-renowned artists such as Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Manet and Renoir. You’ll also be able to bask in the flurry of colour and movement captured by one of the best-loved art movements of all time.
|What||Inventing Impressionism, National Gallery|
|Where||National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
04 Mar 15 – 31 May 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Price||£18 adults, £9 students|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|