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Rich in masterpieces: After Impressionism – Inventing Modern Art, at the National Gallery, reviewed

1 April 2023

9:00 AM

1 April 2023

9:00 AM

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art

National Gallery, until 13 August

Getting the words ‘impressionism’ and ‘modern art’ into one exhibition title is a stroke of marketing genius on the part of the National Gallery, but is it too much for a single blockbuster? Symbolism, cloisonnisme, pointillism, expressionism, cubism, abstraction: if impressionism was a watershed in modern art, the streams that flowed from it were many and various.

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