Rococo to Modernism presents forty-two drawings and watercolors created by celebrated artists from the early eighteenth through the early twentieth century, including Eugène Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh, Vasily Kandinsky, Adolph Menzel, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Rowlandson, and Francesco Solimena, among others. Organized by Bart Thurber, the Hood's curator of European art, this exhibition of preparatory sketches, working drafts, and finished compositions reflects a mixture of genres including figure studies, portraits, landscapes, and historical subjects. Rococo to Modernism provides visitors with a rare opportunity to view selected works on paper from the Hood's European holdings alongside important contributions from the private collections of some of Dartmouth's alumni. While a number of these drawings and watercolors have been exhibited periodically at the Hood and have been lent to other institutions, they have never before comprised a comprehensive exhibition.
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