Friday, March 15, 2013

"Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
   New York City

 Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity

February 26--May 27., 2013

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity presents the role of fashion in the works of Impressionists.  About eighty major figure paintings, in addition to period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs and  prints, highlight the relationship between fashion and art from the mid-1860's to the mid-1880's, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world.

The exhibition, L'Impressionnisme et la Mode, comes to New York from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, where it attracted daily crowds from September 25 through January 20, 2013.

These are just a few of the paintings in the exhibition:

Claude Monet--Women in the Garden

Gustave Caillebotte--Paris Street, Rainy Day 

Auguste Renoir--Lise (Woman with Umbrella)

 Edgar Degas--The Millinery Shop

 Mary Cassatt--In the Loge 

Edouard Manet--La Parisienne 

Claude Monet--Luncheon on the Grass


 Berthe Morisot--The Sisters

Edouard Manet--Repose 

Auguste Renoir--The Loge

Jean-Frédéric Bazille--Family Reunion 


Gustave Courbet-- Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine

 My favorite Renoir paintings:

Dance at Bougival              Dance in the Country        Dance in the City


Read Blouin ArtInfo review on the Met's exhibition here:

Read Bonjour Paris's article on the exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay here:  


  1. Mary--your site is gorgeous--did you design it--lovey paintings--too bad you aren't here---David's been visiting--he leaves soon--i will read you site with interest--Jack