French art makes big impression on Hong Kong

20th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

HONG KONG, Jan 20 (AFP) - Some 47 Impressionist masterpieces will have their Hong Kong debut in an exhibition next week, the government said Thursday.

HONG KONG, Jan 20 (AFP) - Some 47 Impressionist masterpieces will have their Hong Kong debut in an exhibition next week, the government said Thursday.

As part of "The Year of France in China", the internationally-acclaimed works of art will be on display in the former British colony for the first time.

They include Edouard Manet's "The Fifer"; Edgar Degas' "The Dance Class" and "In a Cafe, the Absinthe"; Claude Monet's "Rouen Cathedral, the Portal, Harmony in Brown" and "Water Lilies"; and Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Woman, Torso in the Sun".

There will also be works by Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne and others - all on loan from the prestigious Musee d'Orsay and other French national collections.

The exhibition, "Impressionism: Treasures from the National Collection of France", will be held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from February 5 to April 10.

© AFP

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