This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Impressionism

Don’t go see Impressionism Masterworks on Paper for the water lilies. Because there aren’t any. Save those for the guest bedroom at Grandma's house. See it for the draftsmanship of great artists like Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec and Pisarro. I think I expected something very French Vanilla in this Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition, expertly curated by Christopher Lloyd and Laurie Winters, but what I got was a very Neapolitan-By-Way-Of -Paris collection of masterful avante-garde drawings. There’s something so immediate and vital about a sketch dashed off in minutes or a sweep of white pastel on…
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