Two avaricious characters seem to be tearing apart and devouring a bird-woman under the uncaring gaze of a third man, in “How They Are Plucking Her,” a woodcut from Goya's “Los Caprichos.”
A “dirty old man” makes moves on a glamorous, sharp-featured courtesan in a box “At the Opera” in Lautrec's lithograph, and the moon rises or sets on “The River at Battersea” in Whistler's nocturne.
Riders parade in front of spectators at “Epsom” in a sketchy but vivid-hued serigraph by Dufy, and Picasso reduces a musical instrument to a black-and-white intersection of cubist planes in a woodcut.
In other notable works, Fernand Leger juxtaposes a pastel-shade “Face and Vase” in a serigraph, and Alberto Giacometti depicts a “Seated Nude Figure” with a thin tracery of lines in a lithograph.
Heralded by campus banners, a plaque celebrating the Nesbitt legacy and improvements to the gallery itself, the inaugural exhibit in the gallery is highly recommended during its run through Aug. 31.
— John Brandenburg
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