logo
  • Home
  • The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection

The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection

Image credit: Charles de la Fosse

JUNE 30 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

From its founding in 1648, the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture was the center of artistic activity in France. Through 60 drawings by artists such as Simon Vouet, Antoine Watteau, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Edgar Degas, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, traces the formation, triumph, and reform of the Academy, leading to the École des Beaux-Arts as it is today. At the same time, the exhibition showcases the artistic process as guided by the Academy's principles, from the artist's first thoughts through compositional studies, figure drawings, and finished compositions.

 

Image credit: Charles de la Fosse, Sleeping Rinaldo, 1686, Black, red and white chalk on blue laid paper, 10.5 x 14.625 in. Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, gift of Mr. John D. Reilly.

TITLE SPONSOR
Murphy Austin Adams, Schoenfeld LLP

Exhibition support provided by Anne and Malcolm McHenry

 

Contact

Contact | Hours | Directions

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.808.7000
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Social

Tickets

Become a Member

Donate

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

General Information: 916.808.7000
Admission Desk: 916.808.1184

Hours

Tue – Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thu: 10 AM – 9 PM
Closed Mondays*, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
*Open select Mondays
10 AM – 5 PM:
Presidents Day
Labor Day