Turner to Cézanne

Grades 6-12

National Museum Wales, known for having one of the finest Impressionist art collections in Europe, sent to the U.S. highlights from its remarkable Davies Collection, an extraordinary group of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings that were renowned for its beauty and quality. These works, which helped shape the course of Western art, were assembled between 1908 and 1923 by sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.  

Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales was on display at the Columbia Museum of Art from March 6–June 7, 2009. This one of a kind collection was on view in South Carolina for the first time in the United States. The exhibition only traveled to five venues in the U.S. and the Columbia Museum of Art was the opening venue. The Columbia presentation was made possible by the Blanchard Family.

The exhibition was organized by the American Federation of Arts and National Museum Wales and supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Berthe Morisot  | Turner to Cézanne
Berthe Morisot | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter Berthe Morisot was a friend of Manet’s and a central member of the Impressionist circle. This image of Morisot’s daughter, Julie, and her nanny was painted in the garden of a...
Claude Monet | Turner to Cézanne
Claude Monet | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter In 1888, Monet began to paint works of art in series—among them, haystacks, Rouen Cathedral, and Venice—but by far the largest and most intense are his studies of light and water on...
Edouard Manet  | Turner to Cézanne
Edouard Manet | Turner to Cézanne

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ABOUT THE PAINTER Edouard Manet was one of the earliest nineteenth-century French artists to depict the scenes of modern life that would become a mainstay of Impressionist subject matter. Painted...
James Abbott McNeill Whistler | Turner to Cézanne
James Abbott McNeill Whistler | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter Whistler’s many pastels and etchings of Venice depict it as a living, working contemporary city. The present work is one of only three known existing oils he made there. Painted from...
Jean-Francois Millet | Turner to Cézanne
Jean-Francois Millet | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter This unfinished painting showing peasants carrying firewood dates from the last part of Millet’s life, when his works focused on the hardships of rural life. Millet described in a...
Joseph Mallord William Turner | Turner to Cézanne
Joseph Mallord William Turner | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter This painting dating from late in Turner’s career shows the wreck of a boat being engulfed by waves, its ropes flailing like tentacles. The sails, which have come adrift, can be seen...
Paul Cézanne | Turner to Cézanne
Paul Cézanne | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter A Post-Impressionist painter whose work was vital to the development of twentieth-century modernism, Paul Cézanne sought to fuse the lessons of the old masters with the direct...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir  | Turner to Cézanne
Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Turner to Cézanne

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About the Painter La Parisienne exemplifies the ideals of Impressionism and the painting of modern life. Although the model for this painting is the actress Henriette Henriot (1857–1944), who posed...
Turner to Cézanne Art Lectures - Teacher Resources
Turner to Cézanne Art Lectures - Teacher Resources

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Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales was on display at the Columbia Museum of Art from March 6– June 7, 2009. This one of a kind collection was on view in...