The gamble of the Impressionists. Paul Durand-Ruel discovered and supported Impressionist painters with flair and passion and he also contributed to the invention of the modern art market. Through some 80 paintings, drawings, photographs and documents, the exhibition recounts a crucial time, from the end of the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century,
cuated by Sylvie Patry
From the beginning of the 1870s, Paul Durand-Ruel discovered and supported Impressionist painters with flair and passion, buying and selling thousands of Impressionist paintings, including the masterpieces of the movement, often in difficult circumstances. A painting "missionary" as Renoir liked to call him, he also contributed to the invention of the modern art market and gave an unprecedented international dimension to his gallery, particularly in the United States. At the turn of the 20th century, the dealer had established the largest European and American Impressionist collections, both public and private.Through some 80 paintings, drawings, photographs and documents, the exhibition will recount a crucial time, from the end of the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century, where an artistic avant-garde gained international recognition driven by an enterprising and inventive dealer.
Curators: Sylvie Patry, chief curatof at musée d’Orsay, Anne Robbins, curator at National Gallery of London, Christopher Riopelle, curator at National Gallery of London, Jennifer Thompson, curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joseph Rishel, curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art
An exhibition organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais in partnership with the Musée d'Orsay and in cooperation with the National Gallery, London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Opening 9th october
Musee du Luxembourg
19 rue de Vaugirard 01- Paris Francia.
Tuedays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 10:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m
Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m to 10/00 p.m
Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m
13,5 € Concession : 9 €