Burrell's Masters of Impressionism
Sir William Burrell's Impressionist works are displayed together for the first time in this temporary exhibition, celebrating his magnificent collection of 19th- century French paintings and pastels.
Burrell collected works by most of the famous names of the period- paintings by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, August Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin.
In the 1860s, Paris was the cultural capital of Europe. Paintings and pastels by Manet and Degas capture days spent at the races, the theatre and in the cafe. Both artists also painted portraits- but while Manet's delicate and elegant pastels of his women friends reveal little about their personality, by contrast, Degas' memorable portrait of Edmond Duranty, the writer and art critic, reveals the intellectual strength of the man.
This exhibition also explores the landscapes of Johan Jongkind and Eugene Boudin and still-life works by Henri Fantin-Latour and by Manet. Post Impressionists Henri Le Sidaner, Lucien Simon and Edouard Vuillard are also featured.
Discover where and when these works were purchased and for how much!
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