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The painters of modern life


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Degas (Basic Art Series)

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February 27, 2020 - January 03, 2021

Cézanne et les maîtres. Rêve d'Italie

Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris
October 02, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Gustav Klimt. Inspiriert von Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
October 02, 2020 - January 22, 2021

Van Gogh in America

Detroit Institute of the Arts
October 13, 2020 - March 15, 2021

Collection Morozoz

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
October 30, 2020 - February 16, 2021

Degas: Dança, Politica e sociedade

Museu de arte de São Paulo
November 07, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Impressionismus in Russland. Aufbruch zur Avantgarde

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
November 15, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Monet and Boston: Lasting Impressionism

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
February 04 - May 30, 2021

Klimt. Inspired by Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse…

Belvedere, Vienna
February 10 - June 21, 2021

Magritte en plein soleil, la période Renoir 40-47

Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
February 12, 2021 - January 22, 2022

Dalí, l’énigme sans fin

Atelier des lumières, Culturespaces, Paris



No other movement in history has been so controversial, so adored, and so significant to the development of modern art than Impressionism. Impressionist art originated with a group of Paris-based painters whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during a period spanning from the 1870s to 1880s. The characteristics of Impressionism can de defined as a combination of visible brush strokes, an emphasis on realistic representation of natural light, and everyday subject matter.

TASCHEN’s book collection includes numerous titles on the subject of Impressionism - from an Art Historical survey publication to books on individual artists who were at the forefront of the movement, such as Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Beckman. These publications come in a range of editions, from the Basic Art Series to the Bibliotheca Universalis books, as well as a gorgeous postcard set. TASCHEN titles reflect on the legacy and impact of the movement, including Post-Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism.

The Impressionists strove to capture human perception and experience of the natural landscape as well as urban space at the dawn of modernity, during which vast changes in society and culture were taking place. Instead of painting in a studio, artists sought a naturalism by working outdoors or en plein air. Here they were able to capture the momentary and transient effects of light. Similarly, bars, cabarets, and other scenes of leisure in Parisian society, provided portraits of the ephemeral nature of life in the city at the turn of the century. Impressionism lay the roots for foundational change in 20th century painting and theory and ruptured conventional ideas about visual representation. In innovating techniques for communicating the world around us, the Impressionists gave birth to Cubism which would itself clear the pathway for the development of Surrealism.