The Dark Side of the Century

  While so much French art depicts tea-drinking, small-dog-having, croissant-eating aristocrats, there is a slew of fin-de-siècle art which portrays a darker, more languid and hazy-eyed class of women – struggling, pessimistic addicts, removed from the decadence of the “civilized” folk. The first large-scale exhibition of the Elisabeth Dean Collection in 28 years, approximately 100 […]

The Dark Side of the Century
March 19, 2014

 

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While so much French art depicts tea-drinking, small-dog-having, croissant-eating aristocrats, there is a slew of fin-de-siècle art which portrays a darker, more languid and hazy-eyed class of women – struggling, pessimistic addicts, removed from the decadence of the “civilized” folk. The first large-scale exhibition of the Elisabeth Dean Collection in 28 years, approximately 100 works comprise Tea & Morphine: Women in Paris, 1880-1914, including prints, rare books, menus, theater programs, and music scores. On display through May 18.
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