National Gallery Singapore

Century of Light – Exhibitions:  16 Nov 2017–11 Mar 2018

Century of Light features two exhibitions, Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna, that demonstrate the range of painting styles and art movements that developed in 19th century Europe during the post-enlightenment period of innovation and change.

Here’s a selection of images of our visit to the National Gallery Singapore exhibitions.

It was a Sunday and the NGS offered free entry to all exhibitions.

The galleries were busy but not too busy. It was still possible to quietly meander through and to enjoy so much wonderful art – and well curated exhibitions.

Century of Light – Colours of Impressionism is a selection of sixty seven artworks from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. This is the first time an Impressionist-focused exhibition has been held in Southeast Asia.










Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna  – two different exhibitions that bring together the works of the Indonesian artist Raden Saleh and the Filipino artist Juan Luna.

Raden Saleh






Juan Luna






We fully intend to revisit these exhibitions very soon.

And for those who study art gallery attendances – there was a dominance of younger people, being the 20s to 30s age group. The NGS exhibits contemporary art and pulls good audiences (more to come on that) – but in this case it was of interest to note that this ‘younger’ age group were very engaged with these exhibitions – they were generally taking their time and several were just sitting looking at one work at a time. Seats are important. Well done NGS.

More on other NGS exhibitions to follow…

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