Dessins de sculpteurs II

March 28 - April 18, 2008

Bringing together over twenty artists and more than forty drawings, the exhibition Dessins de sculpteurs II presents works from 1850 to the present. The second half of the 19th century is represented by Dalou, while the opening years of the 20th are represented by masters such as Bourdelle, Despiau, and Wlérick alongside the works of Malfray, Berthe Martinie, and members of the “Bande à Schnegg,” such as Cavaillon and Jane Poupelet. The exhibition includes two exceptionally fine pieces—the first is a watercolor by the German artist Bernard Hoetger (1874-1949) showing an allegorical scene with several figures. Dated circa 1905, it has a particularly moving freshness and poetry. The second, a pencil drawing by Amadeo Modigliani (1884-1920), has never before appeared on the art market. It is a portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne done in 1919, and its delicate rendering reveals how tenderly he regarded his companion. Drawings by Auffret, Babin, Carton, Damboise, and Gimond extend the exhibit into the 1960s

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