Childe Hassam, Italian Day, May 1918, 1918, oil on canvas, 36 x 26 in. Art Bridges.
Impressionism: A World View
March 19, 2022 – July 10, 2022
The most beloved art movement of all time began in the spring of 1874 in Paris with a bold band of rebels headed by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Degas, Cézanne and one woman, Berthe Morisot. Impressionism is more than a way of painting. It is a way of seeing and thinking that shaped the course of Modern aesthetics even to our own time. It rapidly conquered the studios, museums and galleries of the United States and Canada (thanks to Mary Cassatt), England, Italy, Asia (thanks to Japanese and Chinese students of Renoir), Australia, and New Zealand. Combining prized masterworks by the original French painters with American landscapes and portraits from both the East End of Long Island and a renowned colony of artists working across the Sound in Lyme, Connecticut, then traveling to more exotic locales, this survey gathers work from far and near. It culminates in galleries dedicated to Contemporary “Neo-Impressionists” such as Mark Innerst.