The digital exhibition entitled “Brilliant quiet” will introduce to the art lovers in Hanoi the best artworks by Claude Monet and Pierre Bonnard, the two renown French painters.

The “Brilliant quiet” exhibition will open to public by Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art. 

The exhibition aims at introducing to the public some best classic French paintings, ranging from the ‘Impressionism’ that dated back 150 years ago, to the ‘Intimism’ that was born nearly a century ago.

The great painter Monet preferred large outdoor spaces, by contrast, Bonnard loved to focus on daily life scenes or some seemingly boring objects. People will find the interesting contrasts between the two artists through the paintings at the exhibition.

“Brilliant quiet” exhibition will open to public from March 19 to April 24 at Vincom Center for Contemporary Art, B1-R3 Floor, Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi. Opening hours: 11am – 8pm daily.

“The Garden at Sainte-Adresse” by Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) 

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.

The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his painting called “Impression, soleil levant” (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited at the first-ever independent exhibition of the impression painters at “Salon des Refusés” in 1874.

Monet’s ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons.

“A woman with her dog” by Pierre Bonnard (1967- 1947)  

Meanwhile, Pierre Bonnard (1967- 1947) was the founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis, and his early work was strongly influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin, and the prints of Hokusai and other Japanese artists.

Bonnard was also a leading figure in the transition from impressionism to modernism. He painted landscapes, urban scenes, portraits and intimate domestic scenes, where the backgrounds, colors and painting style usually took precedence over the subject.