Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec at the Royal Academy (until 10 March)

Photo credit: © Dániel Bagó CC BY-ND 2.0

A fascinating new exhibition is opening at the Royal Academy on 25 November, which will run until 10 March 2024. Impressionists on Paper will explore the art, created on paper through the mediums of pencils, pastels, watercolours, tempera and gouache, as both preparatory works for final paintings or indeed art in their own right.

The exhibition will feature the work of Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Eva Gonzalès, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Odilon Redon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh, with around 80 pieces on display.

The Royal Academy explain: “The French avant-garde artists’ interest in drawing and the remarkable range of their production had far-reaching consequences. The hierarchical distinction made between painting and drawing ceased to exist. Freedom of execution and a laissez-faire attitude to materials provided an impetus that allowed the world to be depicted in more imaginative ways, leading to developments in 20th-century art such as Abstract Expressionism. This exhibition will offer an insight into the innovations made by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists in their drawings, which are often still relatively unknown but are no less radical than their paintings.”

We are so lucky to have this fantastic gallery nearby and this is one exhibition we are particularly looking forward to seeing this winter.

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