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"Masterpiece Replayed: Monet, Matisse and More"
2008-01-20 until 2008-05-04
Phoenix Art Museum
Masterpiece Replayed: Monet, Matisse and More at the Phoenix Art Museum will be on exhibit from January 20 until May 4, 2008.
This extraordinary exhibition explores how and why 19th century French painters repeated themselves in their paintings – often painting the same scene over and over – for deliberate and defined purposes. In fact, much of the history of European painting is of artists meaningfully repeating themselves, returning to a theme, or even duplicating their own designs. This exhibition examines – in approximately 60 of the most famous paintings, watercolors, sculptures and etchings by such artists as David, Delacroix, Gerome, Corot, Millet, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Matisse and others – how French painters in the 19th and early 20th centuries used repetition and what repetition came to mean for them as individual artists.
The 13 case-studies in the exhibition provide an unprecedented opportunity to compare different versions of masterpieces and to instigate a conversation about originality and mastery. This exhibition will be on view at only two locations in the country, Phoenix Art Museum and Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which organized the exhibition. It will be specially-ticketed with date and time-specific entry.
Studio of Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825,The Death of Marat (Marat assassiné) (detail), 1793-94. Oil on canvas. Paris, Musée du Louvre, Legs du Baron Jeanin, descendant of the artist (RF 1945-2) Réunion des MuséesNationaux / Art Resource, New York
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