The Impressionist Figure: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
May 10, 2008 to October 12, 2008
Presented exclusively by the Paine Art Center and Gardens, this exceptional exhibition features depictions of the human form in French art from the 1850s through the turn of the 20th century. Highlights include paintings and works on paper by renowned Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, such as Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Degas, Morisot, Pissarro, and Seurat.
Drawn from the renowned collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery of Buffalo, New York, the works of art included in the exhibition bring to life one of the most transformative periods in art history, when Paris was the art capital of the world and French painting was undergoing dramatic changes in both style and subject. Organized thematically, The Impressionist Figure explores a breadth of subjects, ranging from rural and urban scenes, to domestic life and leisurely pursuits, to portraiture and figure studies.