National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Impressionism

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image of The Railway image of Plum Brandy image of Nanny and Child
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image of Pont Neuf, Paris image of Oarsmen at Chatou image of Bazille and Camille (Study for
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In 1874 a group of artists, calling themselves "Société Anonyme des Artistes, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs,"—roughly "Artists, Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, Inc."—opened an exhibition independent of the official Salon. Conspicuously absent was Edouard Manet, recognized leader of the avant-garde. Though he never participated in any of their eight exhibitions, Manet's bold style and modern subjects inspired these younger artists, who came to be known as impressionists.



1Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1873
2Edouard Manet, Plum Brandy, c. 1877
3Eva Gonzalès, Nanny and Child, 1877/1878
4Auguste Renoir, Pont Neuf, Paris, 1872
5Auguste Renoir, Oarsmen at Chatou, 1879
6Claude Monet, Bazille and Camille (Study for "Déjeuner sur l'Herbe"), 1865
7Claude Monet, The Bridge at Argenteuil, 1874
8Claude Monet, The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil, 1880