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Impressionism and modernity at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is organizing its first international exhibition of the season from October 12, 2022 to February 5, 2023: "Impressionism: Paths to Modernity", as part of its fifth anniversary celebrations.

Organized in partnership with the Musée d'Orsay and France Muséums, the exhibition will present more than 150 works highlighting artists' reactions to social and economic upheavals from the mid-1850s to the end of the 19th century.

Paul Cezanne Nature morte aux pommes 1893 – 1894 . The J Paul Getty Museum
Une salle du Musée. Edouard Manet. Le Balcon 1868-1869 © RMN Grand-Palais Musée d'Orsay Hervé Lewandowski

The exhibition features over 100 paintings, 40 drawings and prints, 20 photographs and five period dresses, as well as a contemporary video installation by renowned French artist Ange Leccia.

Claude Monet - La pie - 1868-1869 © RMN Grand-Palais Musée d'Orsay Adrien Didierjean
Claude Monet - La pie - 1868-1869 © RMN Grand-Palais Musée d'Orsay Adrien Didierjean

Highlights include a selection of works of art from the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection, including gems from the Impressionist universe, such as the Route de Verrières by Alfred Sisley, the Bézigue game and the floor planers by Gustave Caillebotte, Edouard Manet's balcony, Claude Monet's magpie, the hippodrome. amateur jockeys near a carriage by Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot's cradle or Paul Cézanne's woman with a coffee maker.

Berthe Morisot - Le berceau - 1872 © RMN Grand-Palais Musée d'Orsay. Michel Urtado
Berthe Morisot - Le berceau - 1872 © RMN Grand-Palais Musée d'Orsay. Michel Urtado

The Museum will also present its new acquisition: Pierre-Auguste Renoir's chocolate cup.

Pierre Auguste Renoir. La coupe de chocolat 1877-1878 Department of Culture and Tourism –Abu Dhabi  Photo Sylvie Van Roey
Pierre Auguste Renoir. La coupe de chocolat 1877-1878 Department of Culture and Tourism –Abu Dhabi Photo Sylvie Van Roey

According to Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi: "Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity is a momentous and thought-provoking exhibition of unprecedented scale in the Gulf region, demonstrating remarkable tenacity and ambition as we approach our fifth anniversary. This exhibition illustrates the museum's abiding desire to continually rethink the history of art, to open minds to new perspectives, and to promote cultural ties and dialogue. Special thanks to the Musée d'Orsay, to France Museums and to our esteemed French partners, who have contributed to the realization of this exhibition "


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