Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850 — 1918 | Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

‘Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850 — 1918 | Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris’, an exhibition of drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, by artists working in France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, will be showing exclusively at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG).

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 24 March 2012 to Sunday 24 June 2012

Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850 — 1918 | Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris image In a living room, woman writing at a desk image Colette seated image Folies Bergères image La matinée rose (or La nichée) image Portrait of a little girl wearing a mob cap image Portrait of a seated woman image Portrait of a woman with downcast eyes image Portrait of a woman image Portrait of Madame José-Maria de Hérédia image Portrait of Mademoiselle Hecht wearing a hat, seen in profile image Portrait of Mme X image Portrait of Mme. Edma Pontillon, née Morisot, the artist’s sister image Profile of a woman image Seated dancer leaning forward, massaging her left foot image Seated nude woman seen from behind image Two studies of women doing their hair image Woman in blue image Woman with fan seated in a theatre box: the Countess of Rasti image Woman’s head in profile image

Published by GAGOMA on Tuesday 01 May 2012.
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It celebrates the changing roles of women during the Belle Époque as depicted by leading artists of the time such as Edgar Degas, Pierre—Auguste Renoir, Edouard Vuillard, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Auguste Rodin, Berthe Morisot and Jean François Millet. These artists increasingly abandoned idealised representations of the female figure, and turned to women from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds, depicting them in their family lives and domestic activities, as well as in the public realm as spectators, performers and workers. Through these fascinating drawings, we see French society undergoing radical transformation.