Explore the Colours of Impressionism at the Art Gallery of South Australia

For lovers of art and culture, this year, Adelaide will play host to ‘Colours of Impressionism’ a stunning display of masterpieces handpicked from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia.

But what is impressionism, and why should you be excited about it? This artistic style began in 1800’s France, with a focus on living -  people, landscapes and everyday activities. These scenes were painted from the eye of the artist, their impression of the situation saturates the painting, creating often warped and emotionally charged scenes. This style of painting uses thick and messy brushstrokes, to imitate the perceived motion of the subject.

Some famous artists well known for their impressionist style include Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Pissarro.

This exhibition brings together the best pieces from the world renowned Parisienne Museum, the Musée d’Orsay. This contemporary Museum is like no other as their “contemporary” pieces can stretch all the way back into the mid-19th century, all housed in a decadent re-purposed railway station.

This exhibition explores the colours of impressionism and how this movement shaped painting in the 19th century and beyond. It runs form 29th March, through to 29th of July, so don’t miss out on this impressive collection.