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SF’s Legion of Honor Presents Impressionist Works from D.C. Gallery

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The periods of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism is celebrated in a new exhibition at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.

Opening this Saturday, the exhibition Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art will feature around seventy works from the two most famous art movements in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. They are from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and they consist of landscapes, still lifes, interiors, and portraits. Some of the most notable figures in both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism will also be featured, as well as what each artist was known to portray in their works.

Among the features of this exhibition include highlights of some of the most iconic subjects during the two periods, including ballerinas and racehorses from Edgar Degas, beautiful women from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and various still lifes by Paul Cézanne. Also included are works that illuminate the process of painting with the nature in Impressionist precursors, including self-portraits from Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour and Paul Gauguin, as well as representations of families from Berthe Morisot.

The rare opportunity to see Intimate Impressionism is made possible by the temporary closure of the National Gallery’s East Building, which is currently going through major renovations and expansion. Special admission prices will be in effect, with general admission beginning between $21 and $24. This exhibition is on view until August 3rd. Log on to legionofhonor.famsf.org for more information.

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