The show centres on figurative paintings by some of the artists that exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition of 1874, including Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Significant loans from, among others, Tate, The National Gallery, London and The Scottish National Gallery feature alongside the Holburne’s works on paper by the important but often overlooked British Impressionist Sir George Clausen, founder-member of the New English Art Club. Ticket price includes complementary audio guide voiced over by Jennifer Scott and eminent artist Stephen Farthing.
‘The spectator will enjoy some wonderfully seductive experiences, not least when gazing at Renoir’s seated woman, a sensual confection of blurry pastel hues.’ Rachel Campbell-Jonhston’s three star review for Impressionism: Capturing Life, The Times, 12 February 2016.
Principal Sponsor: Bath Spa University