The new exhibition features 75 works by European artists that define the 19th and early 20th-century modernism including Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Matisse, Monet, van Gogh, and Picasso.
Atlanta is quickly becoming a major art destination in the Southeast that attracts significant exhibitions and shows from all over the world. The recent Infinity Mirrors featuring Yayoi Kusama’s incredible infinity rooms was surefire proof of that, and the upcoming “European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection” continues the impressive lineup of world-class art exhibits right here in Atlanta.
The exhibition comprises 75 iconic paintings and sculptures from the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., which has been recognized as America’s first museum of modern art since it opened in 1921. The Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Expressionist artworks on display at the High Museum in Atlanta exemplify the distinctive eye of collector Duncan Phillips who founded the museum in Washington, D.C.
When you visit the exhibition, you will indeed experience the European masters of the emerging modernism in the 19th and early 20th-century. Just read through the breath-taking lineup of artists: You will encounter masterful examples of Romanticism and Realism by Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet in dialogue with masterpieces by Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. Also featured are superb works by modern artists who held a special place in Phillips’ pioneering collection and who shaped the look of the 20th century, including Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Nicolas de Staël, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso.
This exhibition represents the highest artistical excellence, and even if you are just remotely into modern art, this shouldn’t be missed.
For more info, please visit high.org.
The What, When, and Where
What: “European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection”
When: April 6 through July 14, 2019
Where: The High Museum of Art
- Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), The Spanish Ballet, 1862, oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired 1928.
- Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Reclining Figure, 1934, oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., gift of the Carey Walker Foundation, 1994. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
- Henry Moore (British, 1898–1986), Family Group, 1946, bronze. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired 1947. © 2018 Henry Moore Foundation