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SINGAPORE - More than 60 Impressionist masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris will go on show on Thursday (Nov 16) at the Colours Of Impressionism exhibition, part of the Century Of Light showcase at the National Gallery Singapore. Many of these paintings, by the likes of Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, revolutionised art history, as their creators strove to capture the changing light of a rapidly modernising world. Here are 10 Impressionist paintings that visitors should not miss: 1. The Magpie (1868-1869) By Claude Monet When Monet submitted this painting to the Paris Salon of 1869, it was so radical that the jury rejected it. Its modest subject, a magpie in the snow, was considered inappropriate for a canvas so large - 89cm by 130cm - paintings of such size were reserved for religious, mythological or historical subjects. At 89cm by 130cm, p...

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