Unexpected impressionists in Catania

Everyone knows, or has at least heard of Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Courbet and Degas.

But what about Zacharie Astruc, Henri Biva, Mary Cassatt, Ludovic-Napoléon Lepic, Maxime Maufra or Berthe Morisot? These names probably are not immediately associated with Impressionism, the outstanding movement that made the history of art in the second half of the 19th century.

But now, 190 paintings by forty of these famous – and not so famous – artists will be on show during “Gli impressionisti a Catania” (“Impressionists in Catania”), held at Palazzo Platamone until 21 April 2019.

Artists who “transform a yellow spot into the sun”, as Picasso said, or dreamed of painting and then painted their dream (like Van Gogh); men who followed “a logic of colors” and not “the logic of the brain”, as Cézanne noted; poets who composed with their brush, and who put huge effort even in painting the smallest rose, because as Matisse observed they had “first to forget all the roses that were ever painted”.

Catania now invites you to discover and enjoy their incredible work.

Photos via:
http://www.impressionistiacatania.it

Claude Monet, "La Tamise", pastello su carta, 1903, collezione privata

Claude Monet, "La Tamise", crayon on paper, 1903, private collection

CLAUDE MONET Vague Tecnica mista cm. 28x36 1869-71 Collezione privata

Claude Monet, "Vague", mixed media, 1869-71, private collection

EDGAR DEGAS La danseuse chez le photographe Acquaforte cm 18,5x12,2 Collezione privata

Edgar Degas, "La danseuse chez le photographe", private collection

EDOUARD MANET Bar aux folies bergere Acquaforte cm. 18,5x14 1882 Collezione privata

Edouard Manet, "Bar aux Folies Bergere", etching, 1882, private collection

EDOUARD MANET Bar aux folies bergere Acquaforte cm. 18,5x14 1882 Collezione privata

Edouard Manet, "Bar aux Folies Bergere", etching, 1882, private collection

EDOUARD MANET La barricade olio su tela cm. 34x24 1871 Collezione privata

Edouard Manet, "La barricade", oil on canvas, 1871, private collection

PAUL GAUGUIN Manao Tupapau et femme Maori Xilografia da legno originale cm. 33,8x26,5 1892 Collezione privata

Paul Gauguin, "Manao Tupapau et femme Maori", original woodcut, 1892, private collection

PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Bateaux sur la Seine Acquaforte cm. 46,5X33 1897 Collezione privata

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, "Bateaux sur la Seine", 1897, private collection

Unexpected impressionists in Catania

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Palazzo Platamone, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 121
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