The best impressionism from Musée d'Orsay in Madrid

78 great masterpieces from impressionist and post-impressionist painters proceeding from the majestic Musée d'Orsay from Paris are going to be on dispay in Madrid for a limited time.

It is going to be an exhibition that tells the story of painting in the early years of Impressionism. Based around Manet, who, after the scandal of his Olympia in 1863 was considered to be the leader of modern painting, it aims to put into context the experimental approaches developed by Bazille, Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Pissaro, Renoir, Sisley, etc. In the late 1860s, these young painters united around Manet to breathe new life into contemporary art. Having suffered a number of rejections by the Salon, in 1874 they decided to present their works independently. Manet, however, continued to seek recognition from the Salon where artists who were accepted (Fantin-Latour, Moreau, Puvis de Chavannes and Regnault) explored less radical but equally innovative solutions.

For art lovers staying at Artistic Bed&Breakfast, the good news is that we are at walking distance from Fundación Mapfre. It only takes around 15 minutes walking by the nice Paseo del Prado.

When: Until the 5th. of May 2013.

Where: Fundación Mapfre. Paseo de Recoletos, 23 (metro: Colón).

Price: 3,50€.

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