Exhibition - Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape

Arts and Entertainment

June 3, 2015

From: Taft Museum of Art

Before the Impressionists, French artist Charles-François Daubigny pushed the boundaries of traditional landscape. In the 1850s and 1860s, Daubigny anticipated and helped shape Impressionism by routinely painting outdoors to capture qualities of light and atmosphere, by launching a floating studio boat on the French rivers, and by exhibiting sketch-like works that critics assailed as "mere impressions." He became a mentor, colleague, and friend to the Impressionists, especially Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro. This first major museum show devoted to Daubigny's work draws on American and European collections. It surveys his development over four decades and explores the relationship between his paintings and early works by the Impressionists, some of which will hang nearby.

Approximately 42 masterpieces by Daubigny represent the artist's greatest achievements, including both small easel paintings painted outdoors and grand-scale exhibition pieces completed in the studio. A selection of about 16 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by Monet and Vincent Van Gogh (with a few by Pissarro) reveal Daubigny's influence. A fully illustrated catalog with several essays offers significant new research on this insufficiently studied artist. The exhibition is organized by the Taft Museum of Art in partnership with the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and will travel to these two European museums after premiering at the Taft.

Dates: February 19, 2016 - May 29, 2016


Wednesday through Friday: 11:00 a.m 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m 5:00 p.m.


The Taft Museum of Art,
Fifth Third Gallery,
316 Pike Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Museum Admission:

Adults: $10
Seniors 60 and over: $8
Students and Teachers: $8
Youth 12-17: $4
Children 11 and under: Free
Sundays: Free for all

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