A treat for impressionism fans has opened at a
The paintings - including
The works come from private collections all over the world. Many donors have preferred to remain anonymous, but the exhibition contains paintings loaned by
The exhibition, called Les Impressionnistes en prive: 100 chefs d'oeuvre de collections particulieres, is being held by the Marmottan Monet museum to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The exhibition - running until 6 July - displays the paintings in chronological order, including
Each artist is represented by about a dozen works. The impressionists often returned to paint the same scene, as Monet did with the waterlilies at his home in Giverny at different times of day.
The Musee d'Orsay holds another version of his painting of the seafront at the Normandy resort of Trouville, pictured, whose boardwalk with its strollers on a sunny day is immortalised in the 1870 picture on display at the Marmottan.
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