Posted on February 4, 2013 by admin
It will only open on 26th of February at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, but this is already a must see for people working, dreaming, loving the Fashion and its historical references. “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” will feature many of the most celebrated works of the Impressionist era illustrating the central position of Couture in this period as a social statement, as a crucial feminine connotation. How important were dresses in these works of arts? How important was fashion for these artists how featured it in such a perfect way? Impressionism, fashion and modernity, includes Monet’s Luncheon on the Grass (1865–66) and Women in the Garden (1866), Bazille’s Family Reunion (1867), Bartholomé’s In the Conservatory (circa 1881, paired with the sitter’s dress), and fifteen other key loans from the Musée d’Orsay; Monet’s Camille (1866) from the Kunsthalle, Bremen, Renoir’s Lise–The Woman with the Umbrella (1867) from the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and Manet’s La Parisienne (circa 1875) from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, which have never before traveled to the United States; Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877) and Degas’s The Millinery Shop (circa 1882–86) from the Art Institute of Chicago; Renoir’s The Loge (1874) from The Courtauld Gallery, London; and Cassatt’s In the Loge (1878) from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A full complement of period photographs and illustrations will be also on display to push the dialogue between fashion and art, and afford a sense of the late nineteenth-century Parisian milieu that inspired, provoked, and nurtured the talents—and often the ambitions—of the painters of modern life. Mark it on your agenda, this is a must seen exhibition.
February 26–May 27, 2013
Above, Monet’s Luncheon on the Grass