The Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection of Washington's National Gallery of Art comes to Rome, the only European venue for the loan which leaves Washington for the first time.
The exhibition comprises 68 works divided into thematic sections ranging from landscape to portrait, the female figure and still life, to representations of modern life.
The works are also displayed in chronological order, from Boudin, considered the precursor of Impressionism, to Bonnard and Vuillard who took the movement to a new level in the early 20th century.
The exhibition includes work by major artists including Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Tolouse-Lautrec.
After Rome the show moves to art museums in San Francisco, Tokyo and Seattle.