After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art

At The National gallery, Until 13 August 2023

Paul Cezanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1902-6; Gift of Helen Tyson Madeira, 1977 © Philadelphia Museum of Art

The National Gallery is proud to present the exhibition “After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art”, a stunning collection of works that explores the transition from Impressionism to Modernism. This exhibition features masterpieces from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, highlighting the key artistic movements that defined this period of artistic innovation.

Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to a diverse range of works, showcasing the evolution of modern art. From the vibrant colors and light of the Impressionist movement, to the bold experimentation of the Fauvists and the expressive abstraction of the Expressionists, this exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the major movements that paved the way for modern art.

Some of the most renowned artists of the era are represented in this exhibition, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Wassily Kandinsky. Visitors will have the opportunity to view iconic works such as Matisse’s “The Dance” and Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, which are widely regarded as some of the most important works in the history of modern art.

The exhibition is divided into several thematic sections, allowing visitors to explore the different artistic movements and styles that emerged during this period. Visitors can immerse themselves in the luminous landscapes of the Impressionists, experience the vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes of the Fauvists, and marvel at the abstract and expressive works of the Expressionists.

This exhibition is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of modern art. It provides a unique opportunity to explore the key artistic movements that shaped the development of modern art, and to view some of the most important works of the era. Whether you are an art aficionado or a casual visitor, “After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art” is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Georges Seurat, ‘The Channel of Gravelines, Grand Fort-Philippe’, 1890 © National Gallery, London

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