On view November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2014

Located in the: Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square (161 Essex St) Salem, Massachusetts 01970. 978-745-9500

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
Open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:30 pm
Closed Mondays (except December 30, 2013)

Tickets: Adults $18, seniors $15, students (with ID) $10, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free.

For more information, click here.

As an artistic subject, there could be no better match for the Impressionists than the element of water. The play of light, sense of atmosphere and physical experience of floating in a groundless world were irresistible for artists like Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Signac and Caillebotte (an accomplished sailor in his own right) - key Impressionists who spent many hours at sea, on river boats, leisure craft and floating studios.

These artists painted in gestural techniques to suggest movement and the ephemeral, yet also frequently made specific notations of changing configurations of hull, sail and rigging. In the process, they celebrated the experience of gently drifting on a riverboat, or braving the elements on a ship at sea.

Through nearly 60 oil paintings, works on paper, models and small craft, this exhibition illuminates the importance that access to the sea and France's extensive inland waterways played in the development of one of the world's most enduring artistic movements.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex St. Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Impressionists on the Water

When
November 9th, 2013- February 17, 2014
Where
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St.
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

 

On view November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2014

Located in the: Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square (161 Essex St) Salem, Massachusetts 01970. 978-745-9500

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm
Open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:30 pm
Closed Mondays (except December 30, 2013)

Tickets: Adults $18, seniors $15, students (with ID) $10, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free.

For more information, click here.

As an artistic subject, there could be no better match for the Impressionists than the element of water. The play of light, sense of atmosphere and physical experience of floating in a groundless world were irresistible for artists like Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Signac and Caillebotte (an accomplished sailor in his own right) - key Impressionists who spent many hours at sea, on river boats, leisure craft and floating studios.

These artists painted in gestural techniques to suggest movement and the ephemeral, yet also frequently made specific notations of changing configurations of hull, sail and rigging. In the process, they celebrated the experience of gently drifting on a riverboat, or braving the elements on a ship at sea.

Through nearly 60 oil paintings, works on paper, models and small craft, this exhibition illuminates the importance that access to the sea and France's extensive inland waterways played in the development of one of the world's most enduring artistic movements.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

 

 

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