National Gallery Singapore ties up with Musée d'Orsay for blockbuster exhibition in November

Le bassin aux nympheas, harmonie rose by Claude Monet.
Le bassin aux nympheas, harmonie rose by Claude Monet.PHOTO: RMN-GRAND PALAIS/HERVE LEWANDOWSKI
España y Filipinas by Juan Luna
España y Filipinas by Juan LunaPHOTO: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE
Six Horsemen Chasing Deer by Raden Saleh
Six Horsemen Chasing Deer by Raden SalehPHOTO: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Gabrielle a la rose by Renoir
Gabrielle a la rose by RenoirPHOTO: RMN-GRAND PALAIS/PATRICE SCHMIDT

SINGAPORE - National Gallery Singapore's upcoming blockbuster exhibition Century Of Light will feature masterpieces from the 19th century, including famous works by French artists Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir.

Consisting of two parts, the exhibition offers visitors the rare opportunity to see masterpieces from leading European and American museums that have not been shown in the region before, along with major paintings from South-east Asian collections.

The first section, Colours Of Impressionism: Masterpieces From The Musée d'Orsay, traces the emergence of modernism in Europe through major Impressionist works from the collection of one of Europe's leading art museums the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

The exhibition features more than 60 masterpieces, including key works by French masters Édouard Manet and Paul Cezanne.

The second section, Between Worlds: Raden Saleh And Juan Luna, brings together, for the first time, the work of two significant South-east Asian artists who were active in Europe in the 19th century - Indonesian artist Raden Saleh (c.1811-1880) and Filipino artist Juan Luna (1857-1899).

Century Of Light will open to the public on Nov 16.