Friday, November 21, 2014

Kimbell: Faces of Impressionism

 The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX is a lovely museum that brings in superb exhibitions. Running through January 25, 2015, they are presenting Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musee d'Orsay.
 Seventy paintings and sculptures are assembled demonstrating the related works of fellow artists. They often paid homage to each others works within their own paintings.
 From the 1850s to 1870s we see the evolution of impressionism. In the 1890s, painters like Cezanne go bolder with structure, Gauguin with his use of color.
Altogether, this exhibit is rich in feelings, colors, style, and a wealth of artistic history. It made for a delightful Sunday afternoon. (Oh, and brunch at Lucille's was a plus!)


  1. What a fabulous exhibit! The High Museum in Atlanta is featuring a Cezanne exhibit right now that I'd like to see. It even includes some of his water colors that haven't been show n much before.

    Happy weekend! (And Happy Thanksgiving, too!)

  2. We visited the Musee d' Orsay last spring, and had to wait in the pouring rain to get in. Glad you got to see this spectaculor exhibit, and had a nice brunch afterward!


  3. So true...the Kimble is 'GRAND', and it's exhibits makes Texas a proud cultural center. I would LOVE to see this exhibit. I'll keep the dates in mind. I sure need an out of town trip and Lucille's would be a bonus! Thanks for the pics and review.

  4. This is one I definitely want to see.

  5. Interesting. I didn't realize that Impressionism includes such vivid, realistic images as the first two. I'm learning a lot from you, Joanne. Thanks.

  6. Sounds like a fantastic way to spend the afternoon. So lovely!