10 February 2012 - 13 May 2012
Edgar Degas
Woman in a Tub, c. 1883

The exhibition presents more than 200 pastels, watercolours and drawings of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists with the primary goal of demonstrating the outstanding position of their work on paper. This is the first international show dedicated exclusively to this theme. Particularly among the artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, drawing achieved a ranking equal to that of painting; an equality that would prove to be pioneering for modernity.

While the paintings of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Manet, Seurat, Signac, Cézanne and Gauguin enjoy great popularity, their at least as impressive work on paper is much less well-known. It was thanks to these artists in particular that the drawing, in addition to its mainly secondary usage as preparatory study material, also received a primary function and was able to redefine itself as a complete, independent work of art.





Paul Gauguin

"Nègreries Martinique", 1890 
Claude Monet

Waterloo Bridge, London, 1901 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Nude Bathers Playing with a Crab, ca. 1897-1900 
Paul Cézanne

The Château Noir with Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1890-95 
Edouard Manet

Study of Flowers, 1880 
Edgar Degas

Women on the Terrace of a Café at Night, 1877 
Edgar Degas

Harlequin and Columbine, ca. 1886 
Edgar Degas

Woman Drying her Feet after Bathing, ca. 1893 
Edgar Degas

The Curtain, ca. 1880 
Edgar Degas

Dancers at the Old Opera House, ca. 1877 
Jean-Louis Forain

The Client, 1878 
Edouard Manet

Dame in Fur, ca. 1880 
Camille Pissarro

Peasants Working in the Fields, Pontoise, 1881 
Odilon Redon

Limnanthes, ca. 1884/85 
Odilon Redon

The Crying Spider, 1881 
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait of a Young Girl (Elisabeth Maître), 1879 
Paul Signac

View of Montauban in the Rain, ca. 1922  
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Woman Putting on her Stockings, 1894 
Paul Cézanne

Still Life with cut Watermelon, ca. 1900 
Paul Cézanne

Group of Trees, ca. 1877-80