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Passion For Drawing - Poussin to Cézanne, Works from the Prat Collection

Passion For Drawing - Poussin to Cézanne, Works from the Prat Collection

2004
328 pages
10 x 12"

This catalogue of the exhibition of 100 important drawings traces the evolution of French art from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the dawn of the twentieth century, beginning with the Late Mannerist style of Jacques Callot and continuing through the triumph of Impressionism with works by Èdouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. Included are landscapes and portraits, red chalk and lead pencil, meticulously finished drawings and sketches hastily thrown onto paper. Begun by Louis-Antoine and Véronique Prat in 1974, the collection includes works by great masters as well as superb examples by less well known artists. It provides one of the most in-depth explorations of the art of French draftsmanship in the entire world, and is now considered to be the most beautiful collection of French drawings in private hands.

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