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From Monet to Matisse...

From December 16, 2023 to May 12, 2024, Palazzo Zabarella presents in Padua (It) 59 works from the Brooklyn Museum's extraordinary collection of European painters.

“From Monet to Matisse 1850–1950,” chronicles one of the most fascinating periods in art history, when painters moved away from academic artistic tradition to focus on everyday subjects. The exhibition also celebrates France as an artistic center of international modernism from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Berthe Morisot. Madame Boursier et sa fille. 1875. Brooklyn Museum.
Berthe Morisot. Madame Boursier et sa fille. 1875. Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibition will show paintings and sculptures by 45 artists, including Pierre Bonnard, William Bouguereau, Gustave Caillebotte, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Gabriele Münter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Odilon Redon, Yves Tanguy, Édouard Vuillard, and even Auguste Rodin.

Claude Monet. Marée montante à Pourville. 1882. Brooklyn Museum.
Claude Monet. Marée montante à Pourville. 1882. Brooklyn Museum.

The visitor will have the opportunity to admire masterpieces which embody the spirit of experimentation of artists in these years of artistic revolution. The exhibition is divided into four sections – Landscape, Still Life, Portraits and Figures, and The Nude – and traces a journey that demonstrates how the fundamental conception of artistic creation has changed over the course of a century.

Jules Breton. La fin de journée. 1886-1887. Brooklyn Museum.
Jules Breton. La fin de journée. 1886-1887. Brooklyn Museum.

Founded in 1823 as the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library Association, the Brooklyn Museum has a permanent collection of more than 140,000 objects (from Egyptian to contemporary art) and is the second largest art museum in New York and one of the largest in the United States. Additionally, he is considered a pioneer among American collecting institutions and recognized as one of the principal repositories of French modernism in North America.

Alfred Sisley. Inondations à Moret. 1879. Brooklyn Museum.
Alfred Sisley. Inondations à Moret. 1879. Brooklyn Museum.

via degli Zabarella, 14

35121 Padova, Italy


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