Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, 1783, oil on canvas, Collection of Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA

October 2, 2010 to January 2, 2011 – Los Angeles County Museum of Art -The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion

The exhibition will present a selection of about eighty-five European paintings and sculptures from the renowned collection of Stewart and Lynda Resnick. While particularly famous for its important eighteenth-century French paintings—including works by François Boucher, Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Nicolas Lancret, and Hubert Robert—the Resnick collection also offers a wide variety of other European works, including those of the Dutch seventeenth-century school, represented by paintings of Peter Paul Rubens and Jacob Jordaens; eighteenth-century Venetian art, by works of Francesco Guardi and Giambattista Crosato; and the French nineteenth-century school, by Romantic paintings by Henri Lehman, as well as a rare religious composition by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The exhibition will also reflect the Resnicks’ passion for sculpture, as illustrated with works by Clodion, Jean-Antoine Houdon, and Nicolas-Sébastien Adam, among others. The exhibition is designed by the world famous stage designer, Pier-Luigi Pizzi, curated by J. Patrice Marandel, The Robert H. Ahmanson Chief Curator of European Art at LACMA, and will be one of the inaugural exhibitions in LACMA’s new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion.

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