Oct 1, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016
Seattle Art Museum
Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries
In the late 1800s (beginning in 1874), impressionism took hold as a modern way of expressing art in everyday life. A new exhibit, Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, is opening on October 1st and runs through January 10th at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM.) This exhibit promises a feast for the eyes—featuring the works of Edouard Manet, Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh, among others.
According to SAM, “This is the first time this beloved collection has gone on tour and it is only because the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC is closed for renovation. Seattle is the last opportunity to view this exhibition before it heads home.”
Although the paintings are of a time long past, the images are still relevant today. “The works in Intimate Impressionism are beautiful glimpses into the personal lives of the artists, depicting their homes, favorite scenes, pets, gardens, pastimes, friends, and family,” SAM states on its website. Something we can all relate to.