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Gustav Klimt Landscapes
Brooklyn Rail

David Carrier reviews Klimt Landscapes at the Neue Galerie, New York. Carrier points out the uniqueness of these pictures observing that “while Impressionism was shown in Klimt’s Vienna, he seemed to have worked in a parallel Austrian universe. His pointillism owes more to the sixth-century Christian mosaics at Ravenna than to Georges Seurat. … perhaps […]

Berthe Morisot @ the Barnes Foundation

Ilene Dube reviews Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, on view at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia through January 14, 2019. Dube notes that “… unlike many Impressionist painters who depicted women as ornamental, a part of the decoration, Morisot set her eye on working women — the cooks, the maids, the nannies and governesses who made it […]

Monet & American Abstract Painting
Brooklyn Rail

Norman L Kleeblatt reviews The Water Lilies: American Abstract Painting and the Last (Later) Monet recently on view at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris. Kleeblatt observes: “Monet’s late work, in particular his now exemplar Water Lilies, offered a new node on the modernist art historical road map that underwrote American Abstract Expressionism. With 20/20 hindsight, late Monet […]

Claude Monet: Strictly A Revolution In Seeing

Edward Lucie-Smith reviews Claude Monet & Architecture at The National Gallery, London, on view through July 29, 2018. Lucie-Smith observes: “One of the most interesting things about the show, at a time when social and political virtue-signalling have become primary subjects for art, is that, where themes of this kind are concerned, Monet is studiously […]

Impressionists in London @ Tate Britain
Studio International

Francesca Wade reviews Impressionists in London at Tate Britain, on view through May 7, 2018. Wade writes: “In 1904, 37 of [Claude Monet’s] pictures – splendidly evocative hazes of red and blue – were shown in Paris in an exhibition called Views of the Thames. Eight of these works form the centrepiece of this Tate exhibition, […]

Camille Pissarro: The Perennial Student
New York Review of Books

Julian Bell reviews two exhibitions: Camille Pissarro: Le premier des impressionnistes at the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris (through July 16) and Pissarro à Éragny: La nature retrouvée at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris (through July 9). Bell writes: “Nearly always, Pissarro composes poems about passing light that can be mapped intelligibly, letting you know just […]

Camille Pissarro: The First of the Impressionists
Apollo Magazine

Laura Gascoigne reviews Camille Pissarro: The First of the Impressionists at the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, until July 2, 2017. Gascoigne begins: “If asked to name the key figure in Impressionism, few people today would nominate Camille Pissarro… Yet to his contemporaries this quiet revolutionary was the unifying force behind the movement that he had helped […]

Frédéric Bazille & the Birth of Impressionism
The New Yorker

Peter Schjeldahl reviews Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., on view through July 9, 2017. Schjeldahl writes: “What makes the show great is the point of view that it affords not only on the birth of Impressionism but also on the general dawning of modernist sentiments and sensibilities. […]

Alfred Sisley @ the Bruce Museum
Hamptons Art Hub

Susan Hodara reviews Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master, an exhibition of 50 paintings at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, on view through May 21, 2017. Hodara notes that the show “is the artist’s first retrospective in the United States in more than 20 years… [curator MaryAnne Stevens] described Sisley as ‘a pure Impressionist.’ A dedicated […]

Renoir @ the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Apollo Magazine

Paul Bonaventura reviews Renoir: Intimacy at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, on view through January 22, 2017. Bonaventura writes: “Guillermo Solana, the Thyssen’s artistic director and curator of the show, suggests in the catalogue that Renoir had his brain in his hands. Painting for him was not an intellectual pursuit to be conjectured and argued over, it was […]

Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh
Studio International

Anna McNay reviews the recent exhibition Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh at the Scottish National Gallery. MacNay writes: “Daubigny (1817-1878) was not only one of the best-known artists in France, but one of the most successful and influential. His pioneering and innovative use of impasto techniques, the palette knife, and a sketchy application of […]

Daubigny: Inspiring Impressionism
Apollo Magazine

Sam Kitchener reviews the recent exhibition Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh at the Scottish National Gallery. Kitchener writes: “Just how far Daubigny influenced Monet and vice versa is left open to interpretation here. But a startling use, or rather perception, of colour, had long been a feature of Daubigny’s work… Van Gogh’s work during […]

Degas: A New Vision
The Art Newspaper

Pac Pobric previews Degas: A New Vision at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on view from October 16, 2016 – January 16, 2017. Pobric writes: “Degas’s work from the 1870s onward tends to be perpetually ‘in progress’, [Henri] Loyrette says. ‘He is always repeating and adding new elements, so the work is much more open than […]

Justice to Pissarro

Cezanne himself was right in maintaining, “We are all derived from Pissarro.”