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After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art at the National Gallery from 25 March to 13 August 2023

André Derain La Danse, 1906; Private Collection © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023 / photo courtesy of the owner

A major new exhibition of around a hundred paintings and sculptures by artists such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Klimt, Käthe Kollwitz, Sonia Delaunay, Kandinsky and Mondrian opens at the National Gallery next March.

With loans from museums and private collections around the world After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art (25 March – 13 August 2023), includes some of the most important works of art created between 1886 and around 1914.

Paul Cezanne Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1902-6; Gift of Helen Tyson Madeira, 1977 © Philadelphia Museum of Art

While celebrating Paris as the international artistic capital, the exhibition also focuses on the exciting and often revolutionary artistic developments across other European cities during this period. Starting with the achievements of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Rodin, visitors are able to journey through the art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries created in cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Vienna.

Paul Gauguin Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), 1888 © National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Highlights of this wide-ranging international survey include André Derain’s La Danse (Private Collection), Edgar Degas’s Dancers in the Foyer (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen); Paul Cézanne’s Grandes Baigneuses (National Gallery, London); Edvard Munch’s The Death Bed (KODE Art Museums, Bergen); Paul Gauguin’s Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel) (National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh); Camille Claudel’s L’Implorante (Nogent sur Seine, Musée Camille Claudel); and Lovis Corinth’s Nana, Female Nude (Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis.).

Georges Seurat The Channel of Gravelines, Grand Fort-Philippe, 1890 © National Gallery, London;

The exhibition consists of around a hundred works, mostly paintings but also including a careful selection of innovative sculpture including Rodin’s (Auguste Rodin Monument to Balzac, 1898, plaster; and The Walking Man (L’Homme qui marche, 1905-7, bronze; Musée Rodin, Paris).

For more information and tickets, visit the National Gallery website here

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