‘Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850–1918: Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris’ — an exhibition of works by renowned French artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century — will be showing exclusively at QAG.
This exhibition celebrates the changing roles of women during the Belle Époque as depicted by leading artists of the time, such as Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Vuillard, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Pierre Bonnard, Auguste Rodin, Berthe Morisot and Jean François Millet. These artists increasingly abandoned idealised representations of the female figure; instead, they turned to women from a diverse range of backgrounds, depicting the women in their family lives and domestic activities, as well as in the public realm as spectators, performers and workers. Through these fascinating drawings, we see French society undergoing radical transformation.
Modern Woman Special High Tea Offer
Complement your visit to the exhibition with an indulgent high tea at the GOMA Restaurant. Enjoy a sparkling glass of wine, delicious finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delightful petite sweets followed by your choice of tea or coffee.
Sittings at 10.30am and 2.30pm
$44 per person (includes exhibition entry)
Bookings: (07) 3842 9916. Walk-in visitors also welcome (subject to availability).
Edgar Degas / Seated dancer leaning forward, massaging her left foot c.1881–83 (detail) / Caillebotte bequest, 1894 / Collection: Musée d’Orsay, Paris / Photograph: © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski