“Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne… Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay” in San Francisco

“Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay”
September 25, 2010 – January 18, 2011

If you liked the previous exhibit (“Birth of Impressionism”), you’re gonna love this one even more… I know we did! The second of two exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay” is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco (it runs thru’ January 18, 2011).

The de Young is the only museum in the world to host both of the Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay exhibitions, and this particular combination of paintings will never travel again, so get your tickets now before they sell out. This treasured collection is on loan from the The Musée d’Orsay in Paris while they undergo a partial closure for refurbishment – the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings will be reinstalled intheir permanent galleries in spring 2011in anticipation of Muséed’Orsay’s 25th Anniversary.

The current exhibit includes over 130 paintings (more than a third larger than the previous exhibit) from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection of Post-Impressionist works and highlights the work of preeminent artists including Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and Edouard Vuillard, among others.

Notable works in this Post Impressionist Masterpieces exhibition include:

  • The Artist’s Bedroom at Arles by Vincent van Gogh (1889)
    (pictured top right)
  • Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh (1887)
  • Arearea (Joyousness) by Paul Gaugin (1892)
    (pictured top left)
  • Portrait of the Artist with the Yellow Christ by Paul Gauguin (1889)
  • Tahitian Women, On the Beach by Paul Gauguin (1891)
  • The Plaid Blouse by Pierre Bonnard (1892)
  • Still Life with Onions by Paul Cézanne (1895)
  • The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau (1907)
  • Starry Night over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh (1888)
  • A Dance in the Country by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1883)

It’s worth a trip to San Francisco just to see this amazing exhibit… and for those of us living in the U.S., it’s a whole lot closer than going to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris! Then again… a trip to Paris would be nice:)

Let us know what you think of it. How does it rate compared to the previous “Birth of Impressionism” exhibit?

More Info on the de Young Museum in San Francisco

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