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  • Claude Monet - La scogliera di Aval, Étretat, 1885 - Lascito di Marie Debek, Parigi, allo Stato di Israele, in memoria di Jack e Mimi Debek, in prestito permanente dalla Direzione Generale dello Stato di Israele
  • Auguste Rodin - L’ombra, 1880 circa (ampliato nel 1898) - Dono di Sam Weisbord, Los Angeles, agli American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memoria di Goldie Weisbord
  • Pierre Bonnard - Sala da pranzo, 1923 - Dono del Sam Spiegel Estate
  • Camille Pissarro - La fabbrica a Pontoise, 1873 - Dono del Saidye Rosner Bronfman Estate, Montreal, attraverso i Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum
  • Édouard Vuillard - Misia sulla chaise longue, 1900 circa - Lascito di Richard Rodgers, New York, agli American Friends of the Israel Museum
  • Paul Cézanne - Albero lungo la curva, 1881-82 - Dono di Lilly Schwabacher, Ascona, in memoria di Guste e Bernhard Mayer
  • Paul Gauguin - Natura morta, 1899 - Dono dello Yad Hanadiv, Gerusalemme, dalla collezione di Miriam Alexandrine de Rothschild, figlia del primo Barone Edmond de Rothschild

Impressionists and post-impressionists
Masterpieces from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Mart Rovereto
13 September 2008 / 06 January 2009
2008 sees the arrival of the precious holdings of the Israel Museum of Jerusalem in the spaces of the Mart. This marks the first time the Israel Museum has moved beyond its borders. In the exhibition is presented an important selection of the collections dedicated to impressionist and post-impressionist art.

he exhibition opens with a strong section dedicated to rural and urban landscapes by the “father of impressionism”, Camille Pissarro. A crucial figure for the birth and rise of the “nouvelle peinture”, he was the oldest member and point of reference for the group; the “humble and colossal Pissarro”, as Cézanne defined him. It is he who opens the exhibition with some splendid views of the Seine and countryside around Pariso, opening the way for the enchanting en plein air visions of the great impressionist period. The protagonists are the landscapes, rivers and cliffs of France, but also the areas he frequented in modern Paris itself, as in the intense Boulevard Montmartre: Spring, 1897. Here is a true and new, overwhelming feeling for nature, no longer imitated on canvas but lived in person by the artists. Such as Alfred Sisley, a solitary painter born in Paris of English parents, who explored the pleasant banks of the Loing near Saint-Mammès, leaving a great manifestation of his “water painting”. 


These are the years of the rise of impressionism, a new way of seeing and of painting, celebrated by the famous exhibition of April 1874 at the studio of the Parisian photographer, Nadar. The research of the group broadened to include new exponents: first of these was Edgar Degas, present in the exhibition with some important sculpture, and a fine draughtsman with a rapid, responsive touch. These were also the years of Pierre Auguste Renoir, celebrated with a section dedicated to him. Following his work of the 1870s, Renoir returned home from a journey to Italy and added to what he had learned from Ingres in terms of colour by introducing the influence of Raphael, Titian and the masters of 17th-century Bolognese art. A splendid example of this mature phase is Portrait of Gabrielle of 1906, in which the artist intensely expresses his vivid love for grace and the female form.
The section on impressionism closes – although without a clear break, in witness of a continuous flow in art – with the masterpieces of Monet.