image detail: Claude Monet, Water lily pond, pink harmony, 1900, oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. ©photo Musée d'Orsay / rmn

Colours of Impressionism

29 March - 29 July 2018
Only in Adelaide

More than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris feature in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’O rsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others.

From the dark tones of Manet's Spanish-influenced paintings, to the rich green and blue hues of the French countryside as painted by Cézanne, Monet and Pissarro, to the rosy pigments of Renoir's and Morisot's female figures, the exhibition traces the development of colour in the Impressionists' radical reshaping of painting in the nineteenth century.

Organised By Musẻe d’Orsay, Art Exhibitions Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and National Gallery Singapore

Guided and self-guided exhibition visits
Due to the unprecedented popularity of Colours of Impressionism, guided support is no longer available. We have a number of resources to support you on a self-guided visit.
Cost $40 class, $15 equity & regional class. Limited to 30 students
Bookings essential for self-guided visits - school booking request 

Interpretive Resource -  Part 1: Impressionism
Interpretive Resource - Part 2: Colour and Science
Focus on Colour Educator Connect
Art Gallery of South Australia Sound Cloud - Lunchtime talks

Performance Tours      
Join Michael on his next colourful theatrical adventure as Henri unpacking the science of colour and art for the blockbuster exhibition Colours of Impressionism.

Tuesdays in Term 2, 10am, 11.30, 12.30 (60min)
Suitability F - Year 5
Cost $200 class, $130 equity/country
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request 

Colours of Impressionism +
2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Class groups are invited to book for visits to both the Colours of Impressionism and Divided Worlds exhibitions on the same day. Opportunity to also include a Divided Worlds Studio workshop.
Weekdays during school term, 29 March - 1 June 2018.
*We are at maximum capacity for class visits on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 April and are unable to accept additional bookings on these dates.
2 exhibitions + Studio workshop = 10am-2pm (includes recess and lunch break)
2 exhibitions only = allow 2-3 hours (includes a 30-60 minute break)
Suitability Foundation to year 12 students
Cost $40 class, $15 equity & regional class. Limited to 30 students/class. Costs cover Colours of Impressionism exhibition entry.
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request

Educators Connect - Colours of Impressionism | Focus on Colour
Join educators and arts professionals for tours of the Gallery and participate in a creative making session focussing on the new Colour Interpretive Resource. Examine the history of colour, how we see colour and the technological shifts throughout history. Recommended All educators, TRT and pre-service educators 

Friday 1 June 2018, 4.30 for a 5pm start - 7pm
Cost $20 per educator)
Bookings essential Book online

The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of Education and Child Development.

image detail: Claude Monet, Water lily pond, pink harmony, 1900, oil on canvas, 90 x 100 cm; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. ©photo Musée d'Orsay / rmn


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