Colour & Light - The Legacy of Impressionism



Impressionism is the world’s best-known art movement, but how did it begin and lead to Neo-Impressionism? Why were Finnish artists in Paris sceptical about Impressionism in the 1870s? What led to the enthusiasm for vibrant rainbow colours that arose in Finnish art of the early 20th century?

This catalogue of the Ateneum Art Museum’s exhibition Colour & Light: The Legacy of Impressionism reveals the radical nature of Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism and their influence on Finnish colour art. It also discusses the history and collections of the Ateneum Art Museum, highlighted by a crucial exhibition of Franco-Belgian art in 1904. The volume features articles by a renowned expert on Impressionism, Professor Emeritus Anthea Callen, the exhibition’s curators, Marja Sakari, PhD and Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, PhD, as well as Riitta Ojanperä, PhD, Marja Lahelma, PhD, and Timo Huusko, Lic. Phil.

Publisher: Ateneum Art Museum, 2023
Editors: Sointu Fritze & Lene Wahlsten
Authors: Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Anthea Callen, Timo Huusko, Marja Lahelma, Riitta Ojanperä & Marja Sakari
ISBN: 978-952-7371-66-4
Size: 27 x 22 cm
Pages: 144 

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