Into the Light: French and British Painting from Impressionism to the 1920s

Compton Verney

31 March – 10 June 2012

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The 54 works in this show highlight the main trends in painting from the birth of Impressionism to the Bloomsbury era, focusing on the way that artists have investigated light.

Philip Wilson Steer, Walberswick, Children Paddling, 1894

Along the way it asks whether British artists simply followed French innovations or whether they developed a distinctly British way of working.On the walls will be works by Vanessa Bell, Boudin, Cézanne, Stanhope Forbes, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sickert, Sisley and Steer. This is the second venue for this exhibition, which opened in Exeter at the end of last year, and it runs concurrently with a show of Gainsborough landscapes that started at Bath's Holburne Museum.

Venue information

Opening times

19 Mar – 11 Dec
Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm and park closes at 6pm)

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