Pastel Show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (with close up details)

Pastel Show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (with close up details)

Pastel Show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (with close up details)

Since last Sunday I had to drive to Boston to pick up our daughters from a church event, I took advantage of the situation and went to see the French Pastel exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. You can see a majority of the paintings in the show in this post, along with many close-up details of the work. Work in the show included mostly Millet, some Cassatt (including her pastel box shown last below), and Degas, among others. I loved looking closely at how suggestive their approach to painting was; in close ups it is almost abstract. And that floating vase without a ground? Would it get in a contemporary juried show?

Our papers hold more pastel today, and hopefully our colors now are less fugitive. It is encouraging to see these old ones have survived so well without these advantages.

 

 

 

 

 

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