‘Turner to Cezanne’ will impress Columbia


The State newspaper has a nice preview of the upcoming “Turner to Cezanne” art show, at the Columbia Museum of  Art March 6 through June 7.

The exhibit will feature paintings by such giants of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet and Paul Cezanne, and is the most expensive in the history of the museum, at $550,000, according to The State.

The Columbia Museum of Art brought the exhibition to South Carolina from the National Museum in Wales.

Sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies gave more than 50 artworks in the exhibit to the National Museum, located in Cardiff. The two donated about 300 artworks to the museum during the 1950s and ’60s, according to The State.

“As well as art from the impressionist and post-impressionist periods, the collection and show have mid-19th century landscape paintings by J.M.W. Turner and Camille Corot, and figurative art by Honore Daumier and Jean-Francois Millet,” the paper reported.