A curator’s dream is to display a special group of art for audiences to admire. For the Google Art Project gallery Impressionism Club ten paintings from the late nineteenth century were selected to represent the café, bars, and night clubs of Paris. During this time the streets of Paris were bustling with the noise of two avant-garde art movements that were sweeping the streets. Artist like Auguste Renoir, Henri Tolouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas roamed the streets of Paris day and night waiting for inspiration to strike. Places the men would often visit included restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and brothels filled with all sorts of male and female patrons.
There was another side to Paris that is not seen as often as the leisure activities in Impressionistic paintings. At night the streets of Paris revealed an entirely different picture. Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists showed audiences women that took pleasure in having a drink and cigarette after a long day of work. As well as an underground world filled with uninhibited woman that enjoyed entertaining male suitors.
The exhibition Impressionism Club shows viewers women in Paris interpreted by the Impressionists: Claude Monet, Edourad Manet, Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas. It also includes works by Neo-Impressionists: Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.