Artistic evolution in 19th-century Paris
Travel back to 19th-century Paris, a hotbed of artistic creativity. Artists flocked from all over the world to be a part of it, and Dutch painters were no different - of course, Van Gogh's brief time in Paris also marked a key shift in his painting style. This exhibition looks at how these international talents mixed - French art influencing Dutch art, and likewise - showing major paintings from both nations, side-by-side.
Not only did artists like Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso influence the work of Dutch artists, the Dutch left their mark on French art too. For example, it was Jongkind who taught Monet, Boudin and Sisley how to capture light on the canvas. And Dutch painters returning home from Paris influenced their fellow artists in the Netherlands.