Travelling in the Footsteps of the Impressionists

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Tips for Finding Museums in France with Wonderful Art Collections of the Impressionism & Post-Impressionism Painters

Below are articles detailing information about the best art museums in France. These museums have fabulous art collections of the famous French Impressionism & Post Impressionism artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the museums, you will be able to view the famous paintings of the impressionism giants such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and many others. Many of these art museums also have rich collections of of the post-impressionists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Susan Valadon, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Signac, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and many more!

The colorful paintings of the impressionism and post-impressionism painters depict life in France during the Belle Epoque period. Through their paintings, you can see the massive industrialization that was happening in France. Their paintings portray scenes of life as it was in the 19th century. That was the beauty of the impressionists. They wanted to capture the every day scenes of life of the ordinary people.

These art museums are scattered all across France but the main regions with many impressive art museums include the region of Normandy,  the French Riviera, Provence and Paris.

Some of the art museums were the former homes of these painters. In these special museums, you not only get to see their artworks but also a glimpse into the life of these incredible painters.

Enjoy!

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Edgar Degas Artworks – Exhibitions Worldwide

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Impressionist Art-Monet Exhibitions in 2020

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Travel Toulouse – A Pink City with a Blue-Gold Past

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Impressionism Paintings- Exhibitions in France in 2020

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Fontainebleau History & The Barbizon Painters

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The Incredible Carrieres de Lumieres – Provence

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Marc Chagall – Nice Museum

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