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Century for Light Exhibition

Highlights of the Juan Luna works on display include Cleopatra (1881) – a dramatic depiction of Cleopatra’s death which won him his first major prize in Europe. (Photo: Don Wong for Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

PHOTOS: Monet and Renoir works at National Gallery Singapore's new blockbuster exhibition

Following its successful Yayoi Kusama exhibition, National Gallery Singapore is launching the first exhibition on Impressionism in Southeast Asia on Thursday (16 November).

Collaborating with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris – one of the world’s leading modern art museums, the Gallery presents “Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay”.

Running till 11 March 2018 at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, the works show how this influential art movement transformed painting with a bold new use of colour and style. Curated by Marine Kisiel and Paul Perrin from the Musée d’Orsay, the exhibition features a collection of more than 60 stunning masterpieces by the foremost innovators of the art movement.

The exhibition is part of the Century of Light showcase of art from the 19th Century. It is complemented by “Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna”, which takes a regional perspective on this period of enormous change through the eyes of two prominent Southeast Asian artists who lived and worked in Europe.

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