Impressionists at Palazzo Pitti
12 masterpieces from Musée d'Orsay
To 24-09-2013 from 05-01-2014. The extraordinary event is the result of an exchange between the two major museum French and Italian . In fact, the Musée d'Orsay , in a sign of reciprocity, lent 12 Impressionist masterpieces as a result of the important contribution of the Gallery of Modern Art that has made possible the realization in Paris, at the Musée de l' Orangerie from 10 April to July 22 last, of the exhibition "I macchiaioli des impressionistes italiens". In addition to works from the Musée d'Orsay we will be showing two Pissarro : The cutting of the hedge and The approach of the storm , as well as Alphonse Maureau's small oil On the banks of the Seine , which were part of the collection of Diego Martelli , one early proponent of Impressionism in Italy . Martelli had always hoped and had written several times to combine these works with some paintings by Fattori, Gioli and other members of the movement macchiaiolo to demonstrate, through a direct comparison between the works , the similarities between the two languages . It is thought to present the works through the language of form and content , dividing the exhibition , to facilitate understanding , in two different but related sections : the first, En plein air , devoted to representations of external, to landscapes and to the light. So there are a Washerwoman by Paul Guigou of 1860 , a Study of female nude by Auguste Renoir of 1875-76 , Camille Pissarro with Path in the woods in the summer of 1877 , while the L'approach of the storm , of the same year, belongs to the Gallery of Modern Art as well as Cutting the hedge , 1878 , A corner of the garden at the Hermitage of 1877 , Pissarro , Les Tuileries by Claude Monet of 1875 and the Seine at Port - Villez of 1890. The second section is devoted to the interior, opens with the Reader in 1861 , and proceeds with an interior of collective and social nature , the Rehearsal on the scene of 1874 , one of the masterpieces by Edgar Degas, then with the Portrait of a woman with a porcelain vase of 1872 to arrive to the two still lifes of Cezanne the Blue Vase of 1889-90 and Still life with open drawer of 1877-79 and , at the conclusion of the course, a portrait of 1911 by August Renoir, Gabriella with the rose.