Texas Tech University

Does Impressionism Matter to Singaporeans?

The New York Times Style Magazine

January 19, 2018

The New York Times Style Magazine - "I'm an associate professor of art history at the Texas Tech University," Dr Kevin Chua introduces himself. He recently held a talk, debating the relevance of the century-old French art movement, Impressionism. It was in conjunction with a blockbuster exhibition held at the National Gallery of Singapore, "Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay".

The exhibition runs from last November till March this year. In the course of these five months, thousands of Singaporeans would circle the exhibition space, admiring these century-old French artworks. Yet, with the deluge of content that surrounds consumers today, it's difficult to discern what's worth consuming and what's not.

"We've to figure out if Impressionism really matters to us," Chua stresses.

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