Impressionists on Paper
Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec
25 November 2023 - 10 March 2024
The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries | Burlington Gardens
Friends of the RA go free
Degas, Cézanne, Morisot, Van Gogh. You might recognise their paintings, but it’s their radical works on paper we put the spotlight on in this ground-breaking exhibition.
In the whirl of modernity that was late 19th-century France, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists radically transformed the future direction of art. But it wasn’t just through their paintings. In a subtle but seismic shift, they lifted the status of works on paper – drawings, pastels, watercolours, temperas, gouaches – from something preparatory that you left in a studio, to artworks in their own right.
In this rich exhibition, we bring together 77 works on paper by leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists whose innovation would challenge traditional attitudes and ultimately pave the way for later movements like Abstract Expressionism.
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“A different side to the ubiquitous Impressionists”
“Treasures to be found”
“Rewrites the Impressionists’ origin story”
“Full of delicious little surprises”
"Fragile, rarely seen works"
"Reminds us of how innovative they were"