The Rise of Modernism in France from Degas to Picasso – at the Ashmolean, Oxford: 10 February to 7 May 2017

Roger de La Fresnaye (1885 -1925), Composition with Drum and Trumpet  c. 1918

From the romantics of the late 18th century/early 1800’s through to the great French Impressionists and then on to the early experiments in Cubism, most famously, by Picasso and Braque, the exhibition charts the rise of Modernism in France over the 19th century.  The exhibition features over 100 paintings – many from a private collection never previously seen in the UK – including works of Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, Metzinger, Léger, Picasso, Braque and La Fresnaye.  Further details at the Ashmolean, Oxford