March 1 — May 30, 2002
Images of women comprise the theme of an exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture presented at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles. The exhibition of seventy-five works spanning from the late nineteenth century moderns to contemporary masters, opens on March 1, 2002.
While depictions of women have typically been the most prevalent subjects in western art as evocations of beauty, as well as the artist’s muse, this exhibition also incorporates noteworthy social statements. Among those are rare works by the late 19th century Dutch symbolist, Jan Toorop, with his powerful – “Work for Women,” of 1898 – among the earliest feminist statements in Modern Art; Ernst Barlach’s sculpture, “Russian Beggar Woman” of 1906; and Käthe Kollwitz’ masterpiece sculpture, “Pieta” of 1938.
Among the artists represented in the exhibition are: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Jan Toorop, Henri Fantin-Latour, Aristide Maillol, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Emil Nolde, George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka, Georges Rouault, Alexander Archipenko, Gaston Lachaise, Joan Miró, Arshile Gorky, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Zúñiga, Henry Moore, Hans Burkhardt, Willem De Kooning, Patrick Graham, Louise Nevelson, Larry Rivers, Ruth Weisberg, Jerome Witkin, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Tom Wesselmann, and David Hockney.