Palazzo Albergati in Bologna hosts a unique exhibition of the greatest Impressionist artists.
For the first time since its foundation in 1934, the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris is lending a body of works which have never been exhibited elsewhere.
The exhibition will be mainly Monet, but it also Manet, Renoir, Degas, Corot, Sisley, Caillebotte, Morisot, Boudin, Pissarro and Signac. Monet and the Impressionists.
There is no better way to get up to speed about how the world’s best-loved painting movement evolved. Alongside key masterpieces from French Impressionism such as Degas’ Portrait de Madame Ducros (1858), Renoir’s Portrait de Julie Manet (1894) and Monet’s Nymphéas (c. 1916-1919), the exhibition features works that have never been seen before because they have never left the Musée Marmottan Monet.
These include Édouard Manet’s Portrait de Berthe Morisot étendue (1873), Claude Monet’s Le Pont de l’Europe, gare Saint-Lazare (1877), and Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Jeune Fille assise au chapeau blanc (1884). Through these 57 masterpieces, the exhibition also wishes to pay tribute to the many collectors and benefactors – including many friends and descendants of the artists on display – who since 1932 have enriched the prestigious Parisian museum’s collection to make it one of the finest and most important in preserving our collective memory of Impressionism.