Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, at our partner institution, the Clark Art Institute, brings together a selection of eighty-six studies, architectural plans, albums, sketchbooks, prints, and optical devices that explore our understanding of drawing as a tool of documentation and creation in the age of Enlightenment. Works by celebrated artists of the period, such as François Boucher and Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, are featured alongside drawings by lesser-known practitioners, including talented women, royal children, and visionary architects. The exhibition is on view through March 12, 2023.
(Image: François-Joseph Bélanger, The Garden Of Beaumarchais 1788, watercolor and pen and ink, Bibliothèque nationale de France)