The National Museum of Singapore presents Dreams & Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing & Photography from the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, an exhibition focused on mid-19th century to early 20th century French art.
Singaporeans can now view over 140 Salon, Realist, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works from the greatest painters in the likes of Gustave Courbet, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and many more.
This rare opportunity for the art works to travel out of the Musée d'Orsay is possible only because the museum is undergoing renovation works of its galleries and is the fruition of the Memorandum of Understanding on Museum Cooperation between France and Singapore.
At the turn of the century from 1848 to 1914, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, a rapidly urbanising social and economic landscape in Europe compelled man to react towards modernity. The arts particularly grew in prominence as artists were confronted by a whole new world of ideas, possibilities and influences. Some chose to pursue their desire to capture contemporary subjects; others who were anguished and disorientated by the onslaught of massive change, sought refuge in their dreams and imagination founded on mythologies, legends and ancient civilisations. Their varied response generated new ways of depicting reality and a proliferation of artistic styles, redefining their own identities amidst the radical transformations taking place around them.
This exhibition is divided into four main sections: Allegory and History, Man and Contemporary Life, Man and Nature and Solitude.
Date: until February 5.
Location: National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897.
Hours: from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
See some of the works in the following slideshow:
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