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From Paris: A Taste for Impressionism

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by Sandra Lawson (subscribe)
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You will be impressed by the Impressionists at the RA
Renoir: Peonies
Renoir: Peonies (Picture Courtesy of the Clark Institute Website)

It has taken me two months to get to the Royal Academy to see the current exhibition of French nineteenth-century art, which showcases the collection amassed by the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, and I would recommend a visit before it closes later this month.

Manet: Moss Roses in a Vase
Manet: Moss Roses in a Vase (Picture Courtesy of the Royal Academy Website)

The exhibition features both pre-Impressionist and Impressionist paintings, including more than twenty by Renoir, as well as by Degas, Sisley, Monet, Manet and Pisarro. They are grouped under sea, land and cityscapes, as well as still life, portraits and nudes. There should be something to cater for all tastes.

Troyon: Gooseherd
Troyon: Gooseherd (Picture Courtesy of the Clark Institute)

If you hurry up and visit you may even be lucky enough to take advantage of our Indian summer and will be able to sit outside the Royal Academy in the sun and pretend to be a tourist. We've been starved of blue skies like this one in the UK this summer.

Renoir: A Box at the Theatre
Renoir: A Box at the Theatre (Picture Courtesy of the Clark Institute Website)

Outside the Royal Academy
Outside the Royal Academy

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Why? To marvel at some amazing French paintings
When: Saturday - Thursday 10.00-18.00, Friday 10.00-22.00
Where: The Royal Academy
Cost: 9, but concessions are available
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