Clark Society Preview of The Impressionist Line

Clark Society Preview of The Impressionist Line


November 4, 2017

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Manton Research Center

Olivier Meslay, Felda and Dena Hardymon Director, and Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, welcome Clark Society members for a preview of The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec, an exhibition of more than thirty-five extraordinary drawings and prints from the Clark collection.

The Impressionist Line focuses on artistic visionaries of the late nineteenth century who approached the drawn or printed line as signposts of modernity. The works include luminous color lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, aquatints by Mary Cassatt, drawings of the nude by Edgar Degas, mysterious color woodcuts by Paul Gauguin, chalk drawings by Charles-François Daubigny, and a standout lithograph by Paul Cézanne.

Prints and drawings from the last half of the nineteenth century—long overshadowed by oil paintings—have a different story to tell, one of artistic spontaneity and experimentation.

Reservations required. Call 413 458 0425 or email [email protected].

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), Entrance of the Masked Dancers (detail), c. 1879. Pastel on paper. Clark Art Institute, 1955.559