The First Exhibition of the Impressionists was held from April 15 to May 15, 1874, at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris. Of course, the thirty artists who presented their 165 pieces there had no idea that it would be so termed — for them, it was just a show of the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs (‘Cooperative and Anonymous Association of Painters…
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Nowadays, we would call these places "posh": Impressionist artists were constantly taking walks through the most picturesque places of France. We'll follow them: and while the artists' luggage contains canvases, brushes and paints, we'll bring some paintings, photos, fascinating stories and even recipes. Let's go!
When any artwork by Claude Monet is consigned to Christie's or Sotheby's auction houses, it is immediately announced as a top lot of an upcoming sale and its price is often higher than the appraised value. Monet's work at an auction makes it an exciting event with agitation, passion and impressive prices.