Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism traces the development of plein air (at the scene or, literally, "full arena") painting from its inception in mid-nineteenth-century France, through the heyday of French Impressionism to its migration to U.S. shores via the minds and palettes of American painters returning home from abroad.
The exhibition has been culled from the Brooklyn Museum's own collection of French Barbizon and Impressionist landscapes, which was actively being built by Museum trustees, patrons and donors in the early twentieth century - at a time when this genre had not yet become quite so highly collectible. Some 40 paintings by French and American artists ranging from Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) to John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and Childe Hassam (1859-1935) are included in this traveling exhibition. For your viewing enjoyment, here is a preview of one fourth of the show courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.
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