October 21, 2019

Powder and Light: Late 19th-Century Pastels

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In an age of formal experimentation, pastels offered artists a thrilling range of possibilities: an iridescent palette, a diverse array of textures, and a more immediate mode of working than oil paints. Late 19th-century pastellists achieved a range of effects, from the ethereal to the visceral. Tracing the evolution of pastels from Impressionism to Symbolism, this installation presents seldom seen works in the Getty collection by Degas, Redon, and others. Curated by Emily Beeny. 

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