October 1, 1988
A Century of French Painting, an exhibition of 25 works highlighting the various styles and themes of French nineteenth-century painting, is on view in The Brooklyn Museum’s Lobby Gallery, located on the first floor, through March 6, 1989. The paintings, drawn from the Museum’s own holdings, range in date from 1799 to 1908 and span the period from the wake of the French Revolution to the birth of abstraction. The presentation has been organized in conjunction with the Museum’s important retrospective Courbet Reconsidered (November 4 - January 16, 1989) to provide a context in which to appreciate Gustave Courbet’s contribution to French art.
Works in the exhibition range from Salon masterpieces such as Féréol de Bonnemaison’s Young Woman Overtaken by a Storm, a classic Romantic image, to Cézanne’s The Village of Gardanne, which was a source of inspiration to the early Cubists. Other artists represented include Corot, Delacroix, Millet, Monet, Pissarro and Toulouse-Lautrec.
This Curator’s Choice exhibition was selected and organized by Elizabeth W. Easton, Assistant Curator of European Art in the Museum’s Department of Painting and Sculpture. It is the seventeenth in a continuing series that has been made possible, in part, by a grant from A&S.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1988, 106. View Original