Monticelli: The Techniques and Influence of an Unfashionable Artist

Monticelli: The Techniques and Influence of an Unfashionable Artist


13 February 2021 – 16 May 2021

Adolphe Monticelli was greatly admired by Joséphine Bowes who bought three of his paintings in the 1860s. Later he was to influence both Cézanne and Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a huge admirer of Monticelli’s techniques and following his example adopted a brighter and bolder palette. Find out more about this important but lesser known artist in this in focus display.

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