Pictures at an Exhibition

I didn’t go to Paris for these, but Vancouver, B.C.   I visited the Vancouver Art Gallery for their exhibition “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950” in March this year. Here’s a description from their poster:

The works in French Moderns exemplify the avant-garde movements that defined Modern art from the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries, tracing a formal and conceptual shift from depicting the pictorial to evoking the idea, from a focus on naturalism to the ascendance of abstraction.



Before the art, there’s the architecture and interior, an art piece in itself:

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Some of the works with their description:


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Claude Monet, Rising Tide at Pourville, 1882. Along the Normandy coast.



Eugène Louis Boudin, mentor of Monet. Sur les bords de la Touques, 1895.

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Berthe Morisot, Madame Boursier and Her Daughter, c. 1873.




Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Still Life with Blue Cup, c. 1900



Camille Jacob Pissarro, The Climb, Rue de la Côte-du-Jalet, 1875.


Henri Matisse, Flowers, 1906



Gabriele Münter, Nightfall in Saint-Cloud, 1906. (Don’t you wish nightfall is like this?)


Paul Cézanne, The Village of Gardanne, 1885-86.

I like this one the most:

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Marc Chagall, The Musician, c. 1912-14



This is my last post for Paris in July, 2019, hosted by Tamara at Thyme for Tea.

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Other Paris in July 2019 posts on Ripple:

‘Coco Before Chanel’ directed by Anne Fontaine

‘Gemma Bovery’ to cool your summer day

‘A Sunday in the Country’ is an Impressionist Cinematic Painting



Related Posts on Ripple:

Art Gallery of Ontario

Tate Modern: Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibition

Alex Colville and the Movies

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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

22 thoughts on “Pictures at an Exhibition”

  1. I have vague memories of the architecture of L’Orangerie in Paris and I remember an entrance like this one, only it was flanked with Gaugins and perhaps a Matisse. I’ll never forget the waterlilies gallery, however. That oval room… It was so immersive. It changed how I viewed painting.


    1. I hope I’ll have the chance to visit Paris again, then I’ll be able to discover more museums. I’m sure you as an artist must have your faves and for some good, artistic reasons too. 🙂


    1. Yes it was quite an exhibition and I was really glad I had that opportunity to visit during the short few days I was there in Vancouver. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment, Anne. 🙂

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  2. The Impressionists’ paintings are on display all over the world, but they are bound up completely with Paris and the end of the 19th century, when Paris was a leader in so many things, especially art. In a way, there will never be another time/place like Paris from 1850 to 1950. But then who knows? Maybe there will!

    best… mae from

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    1. Mae,

      Your comment just made me think of the movie ‘Midnight in Paris’, talents converging in one place, the salons in Paris. Thanks for stopping by the Pond. Hope to hear from you again, and see the ripples from your two pebbles. 🙂


    1. I like D’Orsay too, much more manageable than The Louvre, albeit I must say, there are many more I haven’t been to so I’m sure there are gems to discover!


  3. You are a dear always, and for posting these pictures pf their paintings. Thank you so much!!! God bless, C-Marie


  4. Beautiful. I absolutely love the Monet. I really need to visit museums by myself. When I go with the family they tend to rush along and in doing so, rush me along too. I don’t get to linger too long.


    1. Ti,

      I’ve found doing things on my own is often more rewarding, incl. watching movies, or gallery visits. But this trip at the exhibition in VAG, I was with an artist friend. So that’s enjoyable too!


    1. Lucky for you that you can get to Paris easy. Come to think of it, I just wonder what the future will be like for your country, and for you as visitor to the mainland of Europe.


  5. I adore the Impressionists, especially Degas and Renoir. I must say, though, I prefer Marc Chagall’s stained glass window in the Art Institute of Chicago to this painting of his. 😊

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  6. The Morisot brought to mind her painting, The Railway Station. It was one of the first paintings that really impressed me — I was in junior high — and opened up the impressionists and post-impressionists for me.

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  7. That exhibition is in Detroit right now through September or October and I’m hoping to see it — maybe even for birthday weekend. We’ll see. But sometime before it goes. I love what you shared and it makes me all the more excited for it!


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