Orsay invites you to the 150th anniversary of the first impressionism exhibition: Paris 1874, Inventing impressionism

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Orsay invites you to the 150th anniversary of the first impressionism exhibition: Paris 1874, Inventing impressionism

On 15 April 1874, Paris witnesses the birth of the first impressionism exhibition, a tribute to both art and freedom. Through a selection of the finest artworks by some of the impressionist painting’s virtuosos, Orsay celebrates today the 150th anniversary of an exhibition that has become symbolic in Paris 1874, Inventing Impressionism. Booster2Success traces the portrait of a Paris cultural event that cannot be missed!

Exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay: the genesis of the history of a revolutionary movement

It is one of the most popular artistic movements to this day. Result of both modernity and a great touch of audacity, impressionism marks a key moment in the history of art. In the early 1860s, young painters want to open up to greater freedom, in opposition to the École des Beaux-Arts’ values. Degas, Monet, Cézanne and Renoir break codes, provoke and invent a brand new art: impressionism.

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Edgar Degas, At the Races in the countryside, 1869

In the spring of 1874, 31 artists form a rebel collective to promote their art. This Musée d’Orsay exhibition retraces the post-war climate that inspired artists to find new muses and techniques. They free themselves from diktats, paint scenes of everyday life and get out of their workshops. From natural landscapes to modern life scenes, they seek to capture stolen moments and provoke ‘impressions’.

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Claude Monet Impression, Sunrise painting
Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872

Refused by the Salon Officiel, Monet, Bureau and their colleagues decide to display an independent exhibition at Nadar’s, their photographer friend in Paris. Despite the disparity of their artworks, they all demonstrate a strong desire for independence, casualness and a fully assumed non-conformism. Impressionism was born beyond the official rules, which is why this impression

nism exhibition will serve as a breath of unfettered freedom that will for sure fill you with new creativity.

Musée d'Orsay exhibition 1874 salon Camille Cabaillot Lassalle
Camille Cabaillot-Lassalle, The Salon of 1874, 1874

A sumptuous impressionism exhibition: take a deep breath of art and awaken your creativity

The Musée d’Orsay art exhibition welcomes you to the heart of a historical reconstruction and invites you to witness the meeting of both ancient and modern. On one side, let the museum show you the remains of the paintings and sculptures displayed at the first impressionist exhibition in 1874, and on the other, the artworks presented at the Salon Officiel exhibition held at the same time. The impressionism exhibition will offer you an impressive face-off, tracing a memorable rivalry at the origin of this sensational artistic movement…

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Édouard Dantan, A monk carving a Christ in wood, 1874

Visit one of the finest museums in Paris and (re)discover the history of impressionism through a selection of its most beautiful artworks. From Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise, to Auguste Renoir’s Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, get ready to admire every detail of these masterpieces. The present moment and the emotions painted through these canvases might reveal to you the greatest secrets of an artistic movement that is now greatly admired

Auguste Renoir Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette Musée d’Orsay exhibition
Auguste Renoir, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876

The Musée d’Orsay opens the doors of its impressionism exhibition and is about to reveal all its secrets. Get ready to fall under the spell of this Paris cultural event, whether you are an art enthusiast or a lover of beautiful things…

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