Art Exhibit: Vernet to Villon-Nineteenth Century French Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Art
Date(s) - 2 Sep 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Marking the first time that the National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C., has ever lent a complete exhibition to any institution in Oklahoma, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art presents Vernet to Villon: Nineteenth- Century French Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Art.
The exhibition features drawings and watercolors by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. It also includes drawings by Constant Troyon, Rosa Bonheur, Carle Vernet, Jacques Villon and other acclaimed artists. The works represent such major 19th-century movements as Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
“Vernet to Villon features 30 works from one of the world’s most distinguished drawings collections and represents an extraordinary act of generosity on the National Gallery’s part to both our university and our state,” said exhibition co-curator Victor Koshkin-Youritzin, David Ross Boyd Professor of Art History at the University of Oklahoma. “The works present a rich diversity of styles, subjects and media, and include a refreshing array of sketches, preparatory studies and highly finished pieces.”
The exhibition is the result of eight years of planning with co-curator Margaret Morgan Grasselli, curator of Old Master Drawings at the National Gallery of Art, and has been made possible by the generous support of the Stuart Family Foundation.
“Very rarely have we been able to participate as the sole lender to an exhibition like this one that has been organized, for all intents and purposes, by an outside curator,” Grasselli said. “From the start, Victor’s enthusiasm and commitment drew us in and convinced that this would be a most worthy project.”
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