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Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity



Claude Monet: <EM>Camille </EM>(<EM>The Woman in the Green Dress</EM>),&nbsp;1866Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Claude Monet: Camille (The Woman in the Green Dress), 1866
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  The Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity presents a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some eighty major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints, highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world. With the rise of the department store, the advent of ready-made wear, and the proliferation of fashion magazines, those at the forefront of the avant-garde—from Manet, Monet, and Renoir to Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Zola—turned a fresh eye to contemporary dress, embracing la mode as the harbinger of la modernité.

First on view at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, this show is quite popular with New Yorkers. Expect crowds. 

A catalogue accompanies this exhibition.



The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028

Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

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