Lines From Life: French Drawings From The Diamond Collection
“Lines From Life: French Drawings From The Diamond Collection” at our partner institution, the Clark Art Institute, explores an array of figure drawings by leading nineteenth-century French artists, and is part of the generous gift to the museum by Herbert and Carol Diamond. Works by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the Flandrin family, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Odilon Redon illustrate the ebb and flow between academic traditions of drawing the body and freer approaches that challenged those conventions. The exhibition highlights approximately thirty works from the Diamonds’ collection of more than 100 French drawings and sculptures, which the couple assembled over the past half century. The show will be open March 21 through August 23, 2020.
Image: Paul Flandrin, “Portrait Of A Woman,” Clark Art Institute