The National Gallery: Manet to Picasso focuses on 38 works made between 1860 and 1905. It begins with a short introduction by Christopher Riopelle on the formation of the collection, before discussing each of the chosen works which are arranged chronologically by artist. It includes highlights such as Manet’s Corner of a Café-Concert, Monet’s Water-Lily Pond, Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele and Cézanne’s Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses). Another key painting will be the recently acquired Afternoon in the Tuileries Gardens by Adolph Menzel.
Celebrating a remarkable permanent collection that is the envy of museums and galleries around the world, the display will attract significant press interest. This book provides an introduction to this great group of paintings, and a memento of a spectacular re-display.
CHRISTOPHER RIOPELLE is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Painting at the National Gallery, London. Charlotte Appleyard, Sarah Herring, Nancy Ireson and Anne Robbins are Assistant Curators of Nineteenth-Century Painting at the Gallery.