This Savannah Art Exhibition Will Inspire You
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Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Garden
In the mid 1800s, Paris underwent a dramatic modernization -- a new urban plan transformed the city from a chaotic web of medieval streets to the more orderly and energetic system that it is today. A group of artists began to take note of the new surroundings, and as they did, they moved away from traditional forms of art that were rooted in history and religion and dedicated themselves to “the painting of modern life”. This meant creating their work en plein air, or directly on location, to give a quick impression of a particular moment in nature. Today, this style of art is known as Impressionism.
Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens boasts significant works by the most dynamic artists to work in late 19th- and early 20th-century France including Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse. In this exhibition, there are 30 paintings that illustrate the radical innovations launched by artists we know today as Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is on display from September 28 to December 31.
About the Jepson Center
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center presents highlights from the museum’s modern and contemporary collection and also treats visitors to an ever-changing array of exceptional artwork—from classical European masters to daring emerging artists. The Jepson Center also features a hands-on children’s museum space, daily drop-in studio activities for all ages, and unique shopping.