The Ordrupgaard Collection in Denmark is home to some of the most important Impressionist paintings in northern Europe.
The Ordrupgaard Collection outside Copenhagen reads like a 19th-century roll call of Impressionist masters who reshaped Western art. It was assembled by a wealthy Danish couple with the help of an early champion of Impressionism and French writer, Théodore Duret.
This show at the Royal Academy showcases 60 of its works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pisarro, Morisot and Degas – many of which have never been seen in the UK. Visitors will be offered the unique opportunity to view the Ordupgaard Collection’s treasure trove of Impressionist works.
The exhibition closes with a stunning series of Post-Impressionist works by Paul Gauguin that span his career, from Impressionist-inspired paintings to the highly personal use of colour, symbolism and simplified forms that he became known for.