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"The Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse"
2001-11-03 until 2002-01-06
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse
features works drawn from the world-renowned collections of the
Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
Representing French art from neo-classicism to impressionism, fauvism,
and modernism, this magnificent exhibition surveys a triumphant age in
art history. More than 50 major works by celebrated artists such as
Ingres, Corot, Delacroix, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, van Gogh,
Picasso, and Matisse are included.
The exhibition is currently being presented at the Royal Academy of Art
in London, England, before concluding with its visit to the
Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The exhibition has received critical
accolades in each of its previous engagements. At the end of this
wonderful show, you might think The Triumph of French Painting is just
about the perfect exhibition, said Matt Schudel of the South Florida
Sun-Sentinel. It draws us into its beauty, the mystery and glory of
The Triumph of French Painting is yet another banner exhibition being
offered by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery that is a not-to-be missed
experience for both serious and casual art fans, said Douglas G.
Schultz, director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. These paintings
comprise a survey of some of the great art of 19th and early 20th
centuries in France, the center of the art world during that period. We
are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase this dramatic selection
of still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and history paintings by many
esteemed French masters.
This superb exhibition of works is the next in our line of banner
exhibitions, following the tremendously successful Monet at Giverny
exhibition in 1999 and the James Tissot exhibition last year, as well as
other popular shows we have presented in recent years, Schultz said.
We once again invite people not only from the Buffalo Niagara area but
also Southern Ontario, Pennsylvania, and the Great Lakes Region to visit
the Gallery to see this exhibition, as well as our outstanding permanent
Paul Gauguin Woman with Mango, 1892
Collection Baltimore Museum of Art