Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec


In the whirl of modernity that was late 19th-century France, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists radically transformed the future direction of art. But it wasn’t just through their paintings. In a subtle but seismic shift, they lifted the status of works on paper – drawings, pastels, watercolours, temperas, gouaches – from something preparatory that you left in a studio, to artworks in their own right.

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  • Credits: Edgar Degas, “Dancer Seen from Behind”, 1873, Essence (diluted oil paint) on prepared pink paper, 28.4 x 32 cm. Collection of David Lachenmann.