The history of Impressionism

Inventing ImpressionismThe exhibition Inventing Impressionism will take place from 4th March to 31st May in 2015 at the National Gallery in London.

Nowadays impressionism and impressionists are popular but there was a time when this was different. In the beginning of the 1870s impressionist and their works were not accepted. This exhibition is about Paul Durand-Ruel who saw the opportunity and the beauty in impressionism and dedicated his life to it. Paul Durand-Ruel was an art dealer and entrepreneurial in Paris. He discovered and supported the most outstanding young painters of the time including Monet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro and Sisley.

After he discovered the opportunities in impressionism he tried to sell and make this new form of painting acceptable. Paul Durand-Ruel dedicated his whole life to build up an audience for the work of the young painters and to creat a market for their works as well. The exhibition Inventing Impressionism will show over 85 masterpieces of the greatest names of impressionism and the movement.

The exhibition will be held at the National Gallery in London from 4th March to 31st May 2015.

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

For more information on the exhibition and the museum check the following site.

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