Rococo and Revolution Exhibition
MAJOR EXHIBITION OF FRENCH DRAWINGS TO OPEN OCTOBER 2 AT THE MORGAN
Press release date:
Friday, July 10, 2009
ROCOCO AND REVOLUTION: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH DRAWINGS HIGHLIGHTS ERA OF GREAT ARTISTIC CHANGE
Show Includes such Masters as Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, and David
**Press Preview: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 10 a.m. until noon** RSVP: (212) 590-0393, E-mail Media
New York, NY, July 10, 2009—Few eras in French history witnessed the same degree of radical social and political changes as those of the eighteenth century. The efflorescence of the ancien régime and its eventual downfall provide the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic vitality and variety that subtly chronicled the many changes taking place in France.