Impressionism is a painting discipline that I find captivating.
From its mastering of the colors, the lights and the shapes to the pure beauty of its paintings, impressionism presents still life, landscapes, people and moments of everyday life in a very artistic way.
And each impressionist painter has his/her unique ways of creating impressionist works.
These artists have their own interpretation of impressionism, they obey to their own rules.
I could observe these different forms of impressionism a few months ago, when I visited the exhibition ‘Le décor impressionniste, au sources des Nymphéas‘ at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.
This beautiful exhibition – dedicated to the decorative aspect of impressionism in interior decoration – was not only very complete (eighty four paintings and objects), but also interesting because it was a reflexion on aesthetics, decor and artistic beauty at the end of the 19th century.
This exhibition was also impressive, especially with the huge works of Claude Monet, Nympheas.
These one-of-a-kind panoramic works displayed in two dedicated rooms in the Musée de l’Orangerie are outstanding.
The different viewpoints, seasons and timeframes of Monet’s garden painted in these works are very interesting.
I mainly liked the precise use of the colors and the painting touches that resulted in full detailed landscapes.
And the size of these works is just amazing.
The rest of this exhibition was also stunning because it showed the works, styles and visions of several impressionist artists such as Degas, Manet, Césanne or Pissarro.
From the choices of supports, colors and paint brush traits, each painting had its own singularity and signature.
It had its own definition and interpretation of decoration.
I was also impressed by the variety of supports, formats and sizes of the works presented in this exhibition because they were original, especially the wood doors.
All in all, this exhibition is a remarkable ode to impressionism and to its artists.
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