Avant-garde drawings [1910-1945]
An essential device in artistic training and painters’ and sculptors’ creative processes, in the twentieth century drawing came to be viewed as a form of artistic expression in its own right, independent of academic practices or preparatory sketches. Artists of various disciplines, then ...
Masks. Metamorphosis of Modern Identity
This exhibition reflects on the mask as a means of transforming how the human figure is represented in modern art. Originally having a traditional festive use associated with the carnival and fancy dress, which continued to be predominant in commedia dell’arte characters, masks began to be ass...
Toulouse-Lautrec and the circus
In 1899, during a short period of convalescence in a sanatorium in Neuilly, on the outskirts of Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864−1901), the great portraitist of fin-de-siècle Parisian bohemia, produced a series of 39 drawings on one of his favourite themes: circus performances lik...