Vive le Pastel! Pastel Painting from Vivien to La Tour

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Vive le Pastel! Pastel Painting from Vivien to La Tour

Published on August 3, 2022

Pastels enjoyed considerable popularity in the 18th century when many works were created, especially in France. But what are the reasons behind the technique’s blossom at the time, what advantages did pastels have over oil paintings, who had their portraits painted in pastel – and how exactly were pastels created?

The focus is on the collections’ own holdings, in which such important names as Joseph Vivien, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Rosalba Carriera and Jean-Étienne Liotard are represented with individual works. In addition, some rarely displayed works by anonymous artists, as well as a few selected loans will also be exhibited. This unique combination of works makes it possible to compare artists and their approaches and invites visitors to discover the variety of different effects realized in these works.

The exhibition runs from May 5 - October 23, 2022 at the Alte Pinakothek, 27 Barer Str., Munich 80799, Germany.

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