FIRST IMPRESSION

Before the Sartorialist, 
there was Monet

Claude Monet may be best known as a master of Impressionism, but he could also be considered as one of the first style bloggers ever. Really! His paintings, such as Women in the Garden and Luncheon on the Grass, documented a revolutionary time for clothing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity highlights this pivotal fashion movement of the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s through 80 major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints. Some of the other artists featured in this exhibit include Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Charles Baudelaire, and Stéphane Mallarmé. You see, there’s a reason why Paris is called the fashion capital!
Tuesdays-Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Starts: March 9. Continues through May 9, 2013

 
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