WARSAW, POLAND.- The exhibition "Shadow and Light" just opened in Warsaw. It spans four centuries of French art and represents the largest showing of its kind in central and Eastern Europe of French masters from 1600 to 2000. The aim of the exhibition is to introduce central and Eastern Europeans to "four centuries of French art, in its diversity and continuity, its desires and utopia, its contrasts and originality." The exhibit is funded by the French culture ministry.
It presents 120 works by artists including Cezanne, Delacroix, Monet, Gauguin and Renoir, as well as other painters. The exhibition takes place at the Royal Palace in Warsaw. The exhibition comes from Budapest, where more than 300,000 attended the exhibition. It will travel to Bucharest in June.