June 4, 2011

The Impressionists and Their Influence, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

The Impressionists and Their Influence
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Through June 26, 2011

Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Arkansas Arts Center, the exhibition THE IMPRESSIONISTS AND THEIR INFLUENCE, is on view in Little Rock since April 1 through June 26, 2011.

In late 19th century Paris, a group of artists broke from long-standing tradition when they moved outdoors to paint. These artists, the Impressionists, captured the world around them in new ways creating colorful, light-filled scenes of carefree summer outings, riverbanks and seashores, private gardens, public parks, dance halls, cafés and the people who filled them.  

This exhibition brings together beautiful paintings and intimate works on paper by such French artists as Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, as well as works by major Post-Impressionist artists Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and Paul Signac. In addition, the show features works by American artists, such as Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and Theodore Robinson, who fell under the influence of the Impressionists. Featuring more than 100 works from the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Arkansas Arts Center, and private collections, The Impressionists and Their Influence is a splendid opportunity to explore the movement that became Impressionism.