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Rome: only place in Europe where this Impressionism exhibit can be seen

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The day Van Gogh painted this, he wrote to his brother Theo and said, "Today I discovered color.” Red, blue and yellow flower under a pale gray sky...

This portrait of Monet's wife also has its own story. When Monet saw it, he thought that Renoir, its author, should give up painting forever.

Usually, these two masterpieces of Impressionism can only be seen at Washington's National Gallery, but due to some restoration projects, they were brought to Rome alongside other 66 works of art.

FEDERICA PIRANI
Chief of exhibitions, Superintendence of Rome
"A loan this big is exceptional, because for the first time these 68 paintings leave the National Gallery in Washington. They will be exhibited in  Texas, San Francisco and Tokyo, before going back to their rooms, some of the most visited at the National Gallery.”

The origin of this collection, one of the most unique in the world, traces to the Mellons, a wealthy American family. While they bought classic masterpieces for the National Gallery, like those of Leonardo, they kept for the personal enjoyment the paintings that are now exhibited.

FEDERICA PIRANI
Chief of exhibitions, Superintendence of Rome
"The difference between this exhibit and others on Impressionism is that this one is called 'Intimate Impressionism;' that is, a private impressionism that one enjoys at home.”

The exhibition 'Gemme dell'Impressionismo' will be on display until the end of February in the Museo Dell'Ara Pacis in Rome.

Only until then will visitors be able to appreciate why a portrait of a dog or a handful of oysters can make visitors feel at home.


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