Immerse yourself in the life of the world’s most famous impressionists and their masterpieces
Gazing upon the some of the most important artworks of 19th Century Europe, you would be forgiven for thinking the artists lived a charmed and tranquil existence. You could not be more wrong. In fact, the world’s most celebrated artists of impressionism were rebels who were forced to draw deep on courage and fortitude to be recognised by their peers and collectors.
In the early 1800’s, France’s art scene was dominated by the Académie des Beaux-Arts, an association that set the strict standards for work to be accepted in the ‘Salon’, the Académie’s flagship exhibition and biggest commercial stage for aspiring artists at the time. The Académie would only accept neoclassical style and only canonic Renaissance principles. However, a group of artists whose artworks were inspired by landscape and scenes of everyday life disagreed with the idea of Académie des Beaux-Arts. Instead, they insisted on presenting their view of the world. Of the Impressionist Period, the most famous are Eduard Manet, Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, George Seurat, Henri Rousseau, Paul Cezanne, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet.
Opening to the public on Friday 8 January in the Museum Of Digital Art on the second floor of River City Bangkok, the works of these ten titans of impressionism will be shown in the dynamic immersion format.
EXHIBITION FORMAT The multimedia format is something visitors to MODA will be familiar with. The exhibition combines panels that tell the story of the artists and the period, recreations of 19th century Paris street life and café culture, reproductions of each artist’s most famous works, and interconnected immersion galleries that combine projection of artworks and emotive music. We suggest you allocate 90 minutes to allow for time to read the panels, study the brushstrokes of these ten famous artists of the impressionist period, and take selfies.
At Museum of Digital Art (MODA), 2nd Floor, River City Bangkok Advance tickets are also available at The Gallery Shop, 1st floor River City Bangkok. For those who wish to learn more about the artists background, The Impressionists tour guide are now available in Thai language at 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. everyday from Monday to Friday.
The Impressionists multimedia exhibition is another form of edutainment. A great opportunity for children to widen their experiences toward the Impressionism and its background history, and enjoy their imaginative world through the symphony of light and sound.
With travel restrictions, this would be the most romantic place in town for the month of love. The Impressionists will accompany you to nostalgic glorious days of Impressionism art movement established in Paris in the 19th century. Taking a look from the very first step, we guarantee you come to the most romantic city of the world.
In this special occasion, Parintra Xuto, Project Coordinator of River City Bangkok shared the background history of the 10 Impressionists and their bravery to strive for their success in the world of art.
*Since your safety is our prior concern, River City Bangkok is open as usual with strict preventive measures against the Covid-19 and limitation of visitors inside all exhibitions. Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday – Sunday and public holidays 10a.m. – 8 p.m. The preventive measure limits only 200 visitors in THE IMPRESSIONISTS exhibition.