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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Jockey, 1899. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec:
Drawings and Prints
from the Clark

March 12, 2013 - June 16, 2013

The Frick Collection's exhibition, The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec, showcases approximately sixty drawings and prints from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, renowned for its rich holdings in nineteenth-century French art.

The exhibition focuses on several artistic visionaries of the late nineteenth century who approached the drawn or printed line as signposts of modernity. The works include watercolors by Daumier and Berthe Morisot, drawings by Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, mysterious color woodcuts by Gauguin, improvisatory etchings by Édouard Manet, pastels by Jean-François Millet and Camille Pissarro, and luminous color lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Long overshadowed by oil paintings, prints and drawings from the last half of the nineteenth century have a different story to tell, one of artistic spontaneity and experimentation.

Marking the first time the Clark’s nineteenth-century French prints and drawings have been the focus of a loan show, these works will be on display at the Frick as part of the Clark’s commitment to global outreach through cultural exchange.

The exhibition is made possible by The Florence Gould Foundation. 

The Impressionist Line, Presented by Jay A. Clarke from The Frick Collection on FORA.tv

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