Into the Woods: French Drawings and Photographs from the Karen B. Cohen Gift
How 19th-century artists redefined the landscape genre
Photographic advances, expanding railway networks and increased access to drawing mediums led 19th-century artists to capture rural life in new ways. Following the recent gift of 130 drawings and photographs from the Karen B. Cohen collection, this exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York (16 June–22 October) explores how these developments encouraged French artists to reshape the landscape genre. Highlights include photographs by the Swiss-French lithographer Karl Bodmer, such as Young Peasant Woman Near a Haystack (c. 1880), alongside detailed studies in charcoal by Paul Heut. Find out more on the Morgan Library’s website.