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Late 19th-Century Pastels

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Mar 15 2022 - Aug 14 2022

In an age of formal experimentation, pastels offered artists a thrilling range of possibilities: an iridescent palette, a diverse array of textures, and a more immediate mode of working than oil paints. 

Late 19th-century pastellists achieved a range of effects, from the ethereal to the visceral. 

Tracing the evolution of pastels from Impressionism to Symbolism, this installation presents works in the Getty collection by Degas, Redon, and others.

Credit: Overview from museum website

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