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monet normandy train

Claude Monet, Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877. Oil on canvas, 60.3 x 80.2 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1158.  Image © Art Institute of Chicago/ Art Resource, NY.

Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more

February 16 - May 5, 2019

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Monet. Degas. Pissarro.

Some of the greatest artists of all time responded with passion and creativity as their beloved Paris was transformed by the modern age.

Now, a major new exhibition developed by the Art Gallery of Ontario is the first to explore themes of industry and labour in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.

Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more brings masterpieces from around the world to the AGO, including over 100 great paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and films from the period.

The exhibition also presents works from the AGO Collection in a new light, including Camille Pissarro’s Pont Boieldieu in Rouen, Damp WeatherClaude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge, FogEdgar Degas’ Woman at Her Bath, and James Tissot’s The Shop Girl.

"Bringing these works together will offer a new perspective on Impressionism, which is more often associated with leisure activities and sunny landscapes,” says Caroline Shields, the AGO’s Assistant Curator, European Art. “These artists were equally fascinated by the modernity of industry. Their art celebrates the changes occurring around them and the people who made it all happen.”

Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Les Batteurs de pieux, le chantier by Maximilian Luce

Maximilian Luce, Les Batteurs de pieux, le chantier, 1900. Oil on canvas, 73.4 x 92.2 cm. Gift from the Estate of R. Fraser Elliott, 2005. © 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario

Maximilian Luce Les Batteurs de pieux
Le pont Boieldieu à Rouen, temps mouillé by Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro, Le pont Boieldieu à Rouen, temps mouillé, 1896. Oil on canvas, 73.6 x 91.4 cm. Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, 1937. © 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario

Pissarro Le pont Boieldieu à Rouen
La Demoiselle de magasin by James Tissot.

James Tissot, La Demoiselle de magasin, c. 1883 – 1885. Oil on canvas, 146.1 x 101.6 cm. Gift from Corporations' Subscription Fund, 1968. © 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario

James Tissot La Demoiselle de magasin
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