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28 August 2012

See From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism at the Royal Academy

Your author spent a very pleasant couple of hours recently wandering 'From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism' at the Royal Academy. The ongoing exhibition brings together 65 paintings which were collected by Singer sewing machine heirs Sterling and Francine Clark, and now belong to the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, USA.

The Clarks were knowledgeable and avid collectors, and weren't lacking in cash to indulge their interest, as can be seen in the numerous invoices from art dealers which accompany the exhibition, showing just how much they parted with in order to get their hands on the works of Manet, Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Sisley and other great artists, which come together in this exhibition. But we should be thankful, for the result is an interesting snapshot of impressionism and the works that influenced it, which includes some very beautiful pieces. Thank goodness for sewing machines.

The exhibition continues until 23rd September. For more, see http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/from-paris-a-taste-for-impressionism/

1 comment:

  1. This exhibition is well worth seeing - there are some lovely paintings.
    And if you happen to be a Premier customer of a certain bank, you can get 2 free tickets to this and the Summer Exhibition!