31 octobre 2013

"The Male Nude: Eighteenth-century drawings from the Paris Academy" on view at The Wallace Collection

Rene-Antoine Houasse, Narcissus at the fountain, 1686. ©ENSBA, Paris.  LONDON.- Including artists such as Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre, Carle van Loo, Gros and Jean-Baptiste Isabey, this exhibition, of nearly forty French drawings of male nude figures, all drawn between the late seventeenth and the late eighteenth centuries, is unprecedented in Britain. Lent by France’s equivalent of the Royal Academy, the Ėcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, many of the extraordinary drawings are by artists represented in... [Lire la suite]