I went to The MET to primarily see the Punk fashion exhibition but also I saw this exhibition, Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity and thought I would visit it too. I really loved this exhibition. Sadly it finished on the 27th May.
So many beautiful paintings, so many famous paintings and some lovely fashion too.
This eight gallery exhibition aimed to show the role of fashion in the works of impressionist artists. During a time when Paris was the style capital of the world, there was a strong relationship between art and fashion.
There was Monet’s Luncheon on the Grass (Musée d’Orsay, 1865–66), Women in the Garden (Musée d’Orsay, 1866).
I particularly liked the painting of In the Conservatory by Bartholome 1881 and next to the painting was the sitter’s (his wife, Madame Bartholomé) gown. It showed how accurate and precise Bartholome rendered the dress in the painting. He saved it following his wife’s death which was shortly after the painting was created.
The exhibition also included men’s wear and accessories, women’s accessories; hats, corsets, shoes, gloves, fans and parasols.
To name some of the artists work on display; Renoir, Tissot, Cassett and Degas. See these pages on the website for images of the gallery rooms, pictures of the artwork and more details regarding what was on display.