impressionism club.

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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.

Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Auguste Renoir, 1876, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Young woman at a table, 'Poudre de riz', Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1887, From the collection of: Van Gogh Museum
In the café: Agostina Segatori in Le Tambourin, Vincent van Gogh, January 1887 - March 1887, From the collection of: Van Gogh Museum
The Arlesienne, Vincent van Gogh, 1888, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Plum Brandy, Edouard Manet, c. 1877, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Luncheon on the Grass, Edouard Manet, 1863, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Olympia, Edouard Manet, 1863, From the collection of: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864 - 1901, 1890, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Le Chahut, Georges Seurat, 1889/1890, From the collection of: The Kröller-Müller Museum
Dancers, Edgar Degas, 1894/1904, From the collection of: Princeton University Art Museum
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