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Wonderful Art Museums in France for Impressionism Art

Articles and posts about wonderful art museums in France for viewing the artworks of the French 19th century impressionism artists such as:

  • Claude Monet
  • Edouard Manet
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Edgar Degas
  • Camille Pissarro
  • Eva Gonzales and many others

Art Museums in France with Wonderful Collections of the French Post Impressionists

Also art museums in France with rich collections of artworks of the post-impressionism painters. These also include artworks from all the post impressionism art movements. These include:

  • Neo-impressionism – an art movement inspired by Paul Signac and Georges Seurat that applies an optical theory. This theory states that rather than mix colors together, you can place small dots or brushes of color side by side. The mixing of colors takes place from a suitable distance, in the viewer’s eye, as an “optical mixture”
  • Synthetism and Symbolism- was an art movement created by Paul Gauguin, Émile Bernard and other artists in Pont-Aven during 1886-1890. Their philosophy was that an artwork should incorporate the artist’s impressions and memories.  This was a reaction against rationalism & materialism in the Western European culture. The idea was that art could portray the expression of an idea and feelings rather than a realistic description of the natural world.
  • Fauvism – was the art movement created by the Fauves (French for “the wild beasts”). These were a group early 20th-century modern artists whose used bold and strong colors, rather than the realistic tones used by Impressionists. Some Fauvism artists include Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy and others.
  • Cubism – Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque founded the cubism art movement. They used geometric shapes to portray humans and other subjects in their artworks. Over time, their use of geometric shapes became so prominent that often the viewer could hardly discern the represented form. Cubism paved the groundwork to abstract art.

Prominent artists in the post-impressionism art movement include:

  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
  • Paul Signac
  • Georges Seurat
  • Paul Cezanne
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Camille Pissarro

The large majority of impressionism and post-impressionism art museums in France are located in three regions where most of the artists lived and loved to paint. These regions are:

  1. Paris – the epicenter of the art world in the 19th and 20th centuries
  2. Normandy (the birthplace of impressionism); and
  3. Southern France (the French Riviera and Provence)

Must See Berthe Morisot Artworks at the Musee D’Orsay

Berthe Morisot – The 19th Century Female Impressionist If you are a fan of Berthe Morisot’s artworks, then you must visit two fantastic art museums in Paris. The Musee Marmottan Monet and the Musee D’Orsay. The Musee Marmottan Monet owns… Continue Reading →

Musee D’Orsay: Van Gogh Must See Artworks

Musee D’Orsay: Van Gogh Must See Artworks Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionism artist, died penniless and sold only one painting in his lifetime. However, years after his death, the world rediscovered the true worth of Van Gogh’s artworks. Today,… Continue Reading →

Best Art Museums in France for Viewing Impressionism

The Best Art Museums in France for viewing Impressionism & Post-Impressionism Art Below are articles about the best museums in France for viewing the artworks of the famous French Impressionists & Post Impressionists of the 19th and 20th centuries. In… Continue Reading →

Paris Three Day Itinerary with the Impressionists

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Paris Three Day Itinerary for Die-Hard Impressionism Fans There are zillions of wonderful things to do in Paris. However, for French Impressionists fans, there are some very special gems that you MUST not miss! Check out below my suggested Paris… Continue Reading →

Wonderful Normandy Art Festival over the Summer 2020

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Normandy art festival scheduled to begin on April 3, 2020 has been postponed. Press here for all updates about the festival. Normandy Art Events – The Normandy Impressionism Festival Every few years, there is… Continue Reading →

The Overlooked Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris

The Overlooked Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris If You Hate Impressionism & Claude Monet, then Keep Away From the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris & Stop Reading This Article! Just a warning to those who have landed on this page and… Continue Reading →

One Giverny Hotel with a Rich Impressionism Past

Hotel Baudy – The Historical Giverny Hotel When you head off to Giverny, there is one place you can visit that was once THE meeting place of the 19th century impressionists. It isn’t a museum but rather a small Giverny… Continue Reading →

The Artist Colony in Pont Aven France

Pont Aven France Lures the Post-Impressionism Painters The village of Pont-Aven in Brittany, France was once the centre of a vibrant international artists’ colony. Pont Aven not only attracted painters from France but also artists from all over Europe and North… Continue Reading →

Nice Museums Showing Impressionism Art

Nice Museums – Where to Find the Art of the Impressionists & Post-Impressionists Did you know that there are fantastic Nice museums exhibiting first class collections of post-impressionism art? In fact Nice & the French Riviera region has a rich… Continue Reading →

The Famous Impressionists & their Homes

The Famous Impressionists & Their Homes in France Scattered throughout France are quite a few houses that belonged to the famous impressionists. It’s pretty amazing visiting these homes as they give you a more intimate glimpse into their lives. The homes… Continue Reading →

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