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Cardiff – Home To One Of The Largest Collections Of Impressionist Art

Before our recent trip to Cardiff, we noticed a tweet announcing that the National Museum in Cardiff is home to one of the largest collections of Impressionist works in Europe.  Cardiff?  Really?  When we mentioned it to friends, they thought we were kidding.  Here in pictures is a small microcosm of our journey through this gem – Impressionism and more!

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The sign at the entrance

An impressive display in the lobby

An impressive display in the lobby

The lovely ceiling

The lovely ceiling

Part of the Van Gogh "Wheatfield" series - To me, this was the highlight

Part of the Van Gogh “Wheatfield” series – To me, this was the highlight!

Alfred Sisley - The only impressionist to visit and paint in Wales

Alfred Sisley – The only impressionist to visit and paint in Wales

Claude Monet's San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight

Claude Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight

La Parisienne from Pierre Auguste Renoir

La Parisienne from Pierre Auguste Renoir

A masterpiece from Rodin

A masterpiece from Rodin

Another Rodin sculpture

Another Rodin sculpture

To learn more about visiting the museum, do visit their website at

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/art/

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