Taft Museum of Art

Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape
On view through May 29, 2016
Fifth Third Gallery

 

  • Charles François Daubigny, The Village of Gloton, 1857, oil on panel. San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, Mildred Anna Williams Collection Charles François Daubigny, The Village of Gloton, 1857, oil on panel. San Francisco Fine Arts Museums, Mildred Anna Williams Collection
  • Claude Monet, The Studio Boat, 1876, oil on canvas. Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel Claude Monet, The Studio Boat, 1876, oil on canvas. Musée d’art et d’histoire, Neuchâtel
  • Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers), 1890, oil on canvas. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Acquired through the generosity of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Family, 68.18 Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields after the Rain (The Plain of Auvers), 1890, oil on canvas. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Acquired through the generosity of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Family, 68.18
  • Charles François Daubigny, The Beach at Villerville at Sunset, 1873, oil on canvas. Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Charles François Daubigny, The Beach at Villerville at Sunset, 1873, oil on canvas. Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
  • Charles François Daubigny, The Dunes at Camiers, 1871, oil on canvas. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Gift of Wheelock Whitney, Wheelock Whitney III, Pennell Whitney Ballentine, Joseph Hixon Whitney, and Benson Kelley Whitney in memory of Irene Hixon Whitney Charles François Daubigny, The Dunes at Camiers, 1871, oil on canvas. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Gift of Wheelock Whitney, Wheelock Whitney III, Pennell Whitney Ballentine, Joseph Hixon Whitney, and Benson Kelley Whitney in memory of Irene Hixon Whitney
  • Charles François Daubigny, Moonrise at Auvers or Return of the Flock, 1877, oil on canvas. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Lady Drummond in memory of her husband, Sir George A. Drummond Charles François Daubigny, Moonrise at Auvers or Return of the Flock, 1877, oil on canvas. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Lady Drummond in memory of her husband, Sir George A. Drummond
  • Charles François Daubigny, Orchard in Blossom, 1874, oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Charles François Daubigny, Orchard in Blossom, 1874, oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Charles François Daubigny, Sunset near Villerville, about 1876, oil on canvas. The Mesdag Collection, The Hague Charles François Daubigny, Sunset near Villerville, about 1876, oil on canvas. The Mesdag Collection, The Hague
  • Charles François Daubigny, The Crossroads of the Eagle’s Nest, Fontainebleau Forest, 1843–44, oil on canvas. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton Charles François Daubigny, The Crossroads of the Eagle’s Nest, Fontainebleau Forest, 1843–44, oil on canvas. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
  • Charles François Daubigny, The Harvest, 1851, oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris Charles François Daubigny, The Harvest, 1851, oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Charles François Daubigny, Cliffs near Villerville-sur-Mer, 1864–72, oil on canvas. The Mesdag Collection, The Hague Charles François Daubigny, Cliffs near Villerville-sur-Mer, 1864–72, oil on canvas. The Mesdag Collection, The Hague
  • Claude Monet, Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil, 1873, oil on canvas. High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Purchase with funds from the Forward Arts Foundation, The Buisson Foundation, Eleanor McDonald Storza Estate, Frances Cheney Boggs Estate, Katherine John Murphy Foundation, and High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund, 2000.205 Claude Monet, Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil, 1873, oil on canvas. High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Purchase with funds from the Forward Arts Foundation, The Buisson Foundation, Eleanor McDonald Storza Estate, Frances Cheney Boggs Estate, Katherine John Murphy Foundation, and High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund, 2000.205
  • Claude Monet, Houses on the Achterzaan, 1871, oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.196) Claude Monet, Houses on the Achterzaan, 1871, oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.196)
  • Vincent van Gogh, Daubigny’s Garden, 1890, oil on canvas. The Rudolf Staechelin Collection Vincent van Gogh, Daubigny’s Garden, 1890, oil on canvas. The Rudolf Staechelin Collection
  • Vincent van Gogh, Orchard in Blossom, 1889, oil on canvas. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) Vincent van Gogh, Orchard in Blossom, 1889, oil on canvas. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
     

Charles François Daubigny is a central figure in the development of 19th-century French landscape painting. He routinely painted outdoors to directly capture qualities of light and atmosphere, launched a floating studio on French waterways that fundamentally changed the way artists could frame their compositions, introduced the subject of spring orchards, and exhibited sketch-like works that critics assailed as “mere impressions.” Daubigny became a mentor, colleague, and friend to the Impressionists.

Of the 55 paintings, 40 masterpieces by Daubigny showcase the full range of the artist’s achievements through four decades. A selection of 15 Impressionist and Post- Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Camille Pissarro reveal Daubigny’s influence.

The exhibition is organized by the Taft Museum of Art in partnership with the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and will travel to these two European museums after premiering at the Taft.

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