Monet and the Impressionists: Kelvingrove at Kirkcudbright
Start Date : Saturday 02 July 2005
Over 30 French paintings, among which will be included many of the best known Impressionist paintings, will be shown in Kirkcudbright Town Hall in a unique exhibition that takes advantage of Kelvingrove's current closure for refurbishment. The exhibition will show some of the finest works from Glasgow City Council's collection.
In the early 20th Century, Kirkcudbright was the home for many famous artists, many of whom were from Glasgow, including George Henry, Edward Hornel and Jessie M King. The town became known as The Artists Town.
In recent years, Kirkcudbright Town Hall has been the venue for temporary exhibitions over the summer months as part of efforts to promote the town as a centre of artistic excellence.
Book - Monet and the Impressionists
Glasgow Museums has one of the most important collections of nineteenth-century French paintings in Britain.
The Impressionists are particularly well represented in the collection. The evolution of Impressionism, through to the art which followed and developed from it, can be traced through Glasgows paintings.
Monet and the Impressionists is priced £8.99 and has been produced to accompany the Monet and the Impressionists: Kelvingrove at Kirkcudbright exhibition. It has full-colour illustrations of each work of art with accompanying commentaries. The book features over thirty highlights, and the story of Impressionism and the art that developed from it can be traced through these paintings.
Also included are details about the painters lives and creative development, and quotations from the artists themselves. Artists featured are: Eugène Boudin, Jules Breton, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Camille Corot, Charles-Françious Daubigny, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Armand Guilaumin, Adolphe Hervier, Stanislas Lepine, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Alfred Sisley, Antoine Vollon. A glossary and suggested further reading list are also included.
Monet and the Impressionists is available from museum shops, at the Monet and the Impressionists: Kelvingrove at Kirkcudbright exhibition, and from other outlets.
Download the Monet and the Impressionists leaflet by following the links on the right hand side of this page. You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your PC to view the PDF leaflet, and you can download this software for free by following the link to Adobe's website.
Free Summer Activities Programme
As part of this unique exhibition, Glasgow Museums is running a programme of free activities. Whether you love art, or have only a passing interest, the range of workshops, talks and activities offer a great opportunity for you to join in and learn more about the artists and the paintings.
For the full list of free activities to accompany the exhibition, follow the Events and Activities link on the right hand side of this page.
Artists and paintings featuring in the exhibition will include:
Eugène Boudin (1824 1898)
A Street in Dordrecht, 1884
Venice: Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana seen from across the Grand Canal, 1895
The Port of Trouville, late 1880s
Jules Breton (1827 1906)
The Reapers, 1860
Mary Cassatt (1844 - 1926)
The Young Girls, c.1885
Paul Cézanne (1839 1906)
Overturned Basket of Fruit, c.1877
The Star Ridge with the Kings Peak, c.1878-79
Camille Corot (1796 1875)
The Woodcutter, c.1865-70
The Riverbank, c.1870
Charles-François Daubigny (1817 1878)
Lake with Ducks, 1873
Seascape at Villerville, c.1876
Paul Gauguin (1848 1903)
Ostre Anlaeg Park, Copenhagen, 1885
Armand Guillaumin (1841 1927)
Riverbank, Autumn, c.1910
Vincent van Gogh (1853 1890)
The Blute-Fin Windmill, Montmartre, 1886
Adolphe Hervier (1818 1879)
Village Scene, Barbizon, c.1850-60
Stanislas Lépine (1835 1892)
The Rue de Norvins, Montmartre, c.1876-80
Claude Monet (1840 1926)
View of Ventimiglia, 1884
Camille Pissarro (1830 1903)
The Banks of the Marne, 1864
The Tuileries Gardens, Paris, 1900
Auguste Renoir (1841 1919)
Portrait of Madame Valentine Fray, 1901
The Painters Garden, c.1903
Portrait of Coco, 1905
Georges Seurat (1859 1891)
The Riverbanks, c.1882-83
House Among Trees, c.1883
Paul Signac (1863 1935)
Coal Crane, Clichy, 1884
Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)
Boatyard at Saint-Mammès, c.1886
Village Street, Moret-sur-Loing, c.1894
Antoine Vollon (1833 1900)
A Corner of the Louvre, after c.1872-75
Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, the Chairman of the Kelvingrove Refurbishment Appeal said: The importance of these paintings in artistic terms is matched by the importance of this exhibition in reaffirming Glasgows historic links with Kirkcudbright. There is no doubt in my mind that this exhibition will be enormously well received and will reflect great credit on all those involved.
Councillor Robert Higgins, the Vice Convener of Dumfries & Galloway Council expressed the thanks of Dumfries & Galloway Council for the generosity of Glasgow City Council in sharing these great treasures from the collection with a wider audience. In particular, he stated, we would like to extend our warmest thanks to the Leader of Glasgow City Council for making this possible.
Councillor Charlie Gordon, the Leader of Glasgow City Council said: I believe that providing wider access to art is a very successful means of facilitating economic regeneration, and this applies as much to Kirkcudbright as it does to Glasgow. We are very happy to share not only these great treasures from Glasgows collections, but also the expertise and enthusiasm of our staff to make this possible.
Councillor Gordon added: Im pretty excited about this notable artistic event for both Glasgow and Dumfries and Galloway which alongside the economic benefit will also be an exceptional exhibition that will excite and inform people about the great art on public display in Scotland.
The exhibition will be held in Kirkcudbright town hall from 2 July 2005 to 28 August 2005.
Entry to Monet and the Impressionists: Kelvingrove at Kirkcudbright is free, and the venue has wheelchair access.
Monet and the Impressionists: Kelvingrove at Kirkcudbright extends public access to the national treasures held in Glasgows collection, and has been given financial support by the Scottish Executive.
You can view some of the paintings featuring in the exhibition by following the slide show link on the right hand side of this page. Image sizes approximately 40 to 60kb.
You can download a Monet and the Impressionists: Kelvingrove at Kirkcudbright bookmark by following the related documents link on the right hand side of this page. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your PC to view the file, and you can download the software for free by following the link to Adobes website.
Images are available to the media on request.
Media enquiries, please contact:
Telephone: 0141 287 5387
Fax: 0141 287 0925
Dumfries and Galloway Museums Service
Museums Curator (Stewartry)
The Stewartry Museum
St Mary Street
Telephone: 01557 331643
Fax: 01557 331643
Drop Point: 628
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