Unexpected impressionists in Catania

Claude Monet,

Claude Monet, "Les Nymphéas", oil on canvas, 1905, private collection

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.

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November 23, 2018

Unexpected impressionists in Catania

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