West Palm Beach, FL
Artists in Motion: Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces from the Pearlman Collection features approximately 40 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that explore the intersecting lives of the most celebrated late 19th- and early 20th-century European artists collected by Henry Pearlman (1895 – 1974).
In his collecting, Pearlman was drawn to artists whose travels and emigration stimulated their individual creative process. The social bonds that developed between artists and how those exchanges impacted their collective aesthetic styles were equally fascinating. As a result, the works on view showcase multiple crossroads and connections that artists developed, from casual friendships to more structured networks, such as the artists’ residences La Ruche (the Beehive) in Montparnasse.
Artists in Motion navigates the multitude of relationships that drove experimentalism and creativity in Europe during the transformative artistic period at the turn of the century. Among the artistic exchanges explored are works by some of the most renowned modern artists, including Paul Cézanne, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaïm Soutine, and Jacques Lipchitz.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a free, richly illustrated digital publication, which will include essays, an interview, and poems that will explore the themes of travel, migration, and creativity.
Artists in Motion: Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces from the Pearlman Collection is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in collaboration with the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.
Credit: Overview from museum website
Image credit: Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Still Life: Apples and Pears in a Round Basket, 1872