Passion for Drawing: Poussin to Cézanne, Works from the Prat Collection
Guest Curator: Dr. Pierre Rosenberg Honorary President-Director of the Louvre
This exhibition of 100 important drawings traces the evolution of French art from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the dawn of the twentieth century, beginning with the Late Mannerist style of Jacques Callot and continuing through the triumph of Impressionism with works by Manet, Degas, and Cezanne. Included are landscapes and portraits, red chalk and lead pencil, meticulously finished drawings and sketches hastily thrown onto paper. Begun by Louis-Antoine and Véronique Prat in 1974, the collection includes works by great masters as well as superb examples by less well known artists. It provides one of the most in-depth explorations of the art of French draftsmanship in the entire world, and is now considered to be the most beautiful collection of French drawings in private hands.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA) Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH) Naples Museum of Art (Naples, FL) Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA) Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston , SC)
November 7 - January 17, 2005 February 5 - April 3, 2005 April 17 - June 12, 2005 July 16 - September 25, 2005 October 7 - December 6, 2005