About the Exhibition

January 17–April 13

State Gallery

Traditional art practice taught drawing as the preliminary framework for painting. Desirous of breaking with the established order, Impressionists and others in the late nineteenth century sought to express immediacy in their work by depicting subjects in real-time action. The loose, organic effects inherent in pastel facilitated the sense of a moment captured and conveyed modernity. The Wisconsin Pastel Artists promote appreciation of the unique qualities of pastel as a medium through workshops, exhibitions, meetings, and critiques.

Image: Michele Murphy, Mirror, Mirror, 2013