Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity: A Must See Exhibition

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Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 9.41.59 PMThe Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hosting the spectacular exhibition, “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity,” that is sure to impress any fashion enthusiast. The exhibit surveys the role of fashion in the works of the most esteemed Impressionist artists such as Manet, Monet, Zola, and their contemporaries. Displayed are over eighty major paintings, accompanied by accessories, costumes, photographs, and more that showcase the emerging importance of the relationship between fashion and art from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s. Also included in the exhibition are the actual dresses worn by models during the creation of some of the paintings.

The side by side comparison of the art work and the fashion pieces that inspired them showcases the importance of their relationship, and also the desire of the artist to capture the details of modern life in a way that captured the spirit of their time. The exhibition is running until May 27th. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to witness the history and the convergence of fashion and art in a way that is sure to bring Impressionism to life before your eyes!

 

Feature Image and Post Photo Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org

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