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The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection

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Sleeping Rinaldo, 1686 Black, Red and White Chalk on Blue Laid Paper 10.5 X 14.625 In. © Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, gift of Mr. John D. Reilly
The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection

216 O Street
Sacramento, California 95814
June 30th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013
Opening: June 30th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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916 808 7000
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Tue-Sun 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm; Closed Mondays (Holiday Mondays 10 AM – 5 PM)

DESCRIPTION

From its founding in 1648, the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture was the center of artistic activity in France. Through 60 drawings by artists such as Simon Vouet, Antoine Watteau, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Edgar Degas, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, traces the formation, triumph, and reform of the Academy, leading to the École des Beaux-Arts as it is today. At the same time, the exhibit showcases the artistic process as guided by the Academy's principles, from the artist's first thoughts through compositional studies, figure drawings, and finished compositions.

 

TITLE SPONSOR
Murphy Austin Adams, Schoenfeld LLP

Exhibition support provided by Anne and Malcolm McHenry