This catalogue is in English. Please click here for the German edition.
From 19 March to 28 June 2020, the Städel Museum presents the first major exhibition ever to explore the question of how the attributes of Impressionist painting – such as light, colour, movement and even ephemerality – found expression in sculpture. The show revolves primarily around five artists – Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Medardo Rosso (1858–1928), Paolo Troubetzkoy (1866–1938) and Rembrandt Bugatti (1884–1916) – whose oeuvres represent the various manifestations of impressionist sculpture.
The show unites outstanding sculptures by the five artists and juxtapose them with impressionist paintings, pastels, drawings, prints and photographs by Pierre Bonnard, Antoine Bourdelle, Mary Cassatt, Camille Claudel, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Giovanni Segantini, John Singer Sargent and others. Encompassing altogether 160 works, the show and the catalogue provide a comprehensive overview of the possibilities and challenges of impressionism in sculpture.