Pioneers at Paris’s Musée du Luxembourg places a particular emphasis on women artists who challenged and subverted conventional norms of gender presentation, sexuality, motherhood, and race.
There’s something deeply violent lurking below the surface of Man Ray and Fashion, an aspect made all the more troubling by a curatorial strategy of omission.
His images of towering women and mind-bending vegetal forms, found many audiences through theater posters for Sarah Bernhardt and rolling papers.
In his early, clear-eyed paintings, Henri Fantin-Latour’s subject was the reality of the observable world itself. Toward the end of his career, faithful reproductions no longer satisfied the artist.