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June 2015
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« Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting »

Dance at Bougiva, Pierre-Auguste Renoir © Durand Ruel

at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel has played a preponderant role in the reputation of impressionists. He took part in the early struggles and triumph of artists who revolutionised contemporary painting. Having already presented his collection at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, the exhibition now moves to Philadelphia. A chance to rediscover various artworks from prominent figures of the movement: Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro or even Marie Cassatt. The diversity and quality of the work on display testifies to the close relationship between Durand-Ruel and some of the greatest artists of his time and his unshakeable belief in modern painting…and his own business acumen.
Until 13th September. B.D. www.philamuseum.org

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