Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso

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Sep 23 2016 - Feb 20 2017

Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this exhibition brings together European and American paintings that showcase how images of urban and rural life changed in relation to the Industrial Revolution. Featuring works by van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and others.

Featuring dazzling portrayals of cities and the countryside during the Industrial Revolution, the exhibitshowcases 47 works of art ranging from paintings and prints to drawings and photographs. Featured artists include Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Jean-François Millet and many more. Each piece reveals the artist’s interpretation of growth, expansion and development in the United States and Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Town and Country: From Degas to Picasso” illustrates the division between city and countryside due to political and social climate. During this period in history, artists adjusted their focus of urban and rural life by depicting the metropolises as busy with enterprise, ever-growing populations and adversely, the countryside as pastoral, charming and leisurely.

  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Claude Monet
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Edgar Degas
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jean-Francois Millet
  • and others

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