Bazille, Young Woman with Peonies
Frédéric Bazille, Young Woman with Peonies, 1870. Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 × 29 9/16 in. (60 × 75 cm). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

“The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” presents more than 100 works of art from the mid-19th century to today, on loan from more than 40 public and private collections.

Created by artists from Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Henri Matisse to Romare Bearden and Mickalene Thomas, the works show how the representation of the black female figure has been central to the development of art for the past 150 years.

“The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” is on view at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University (New York, New York) through February 10, 2019.


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