Subtitled From Manet to Picasso, 1853-1917, the exhibit Fascinante Italie documents the influence of Italian painting that persisted from the mid-19th century well into the early 20th. Starting with Manet’s voyage to Italy, when he copied the Titian’s Venus of Urbino — the source of his scandalous 1863 Olympia — the exhibit ends with Picasso’s trip to Rome with the Ballets Russes. In between, there are works by Degas, Derain, Denis, Marquet, Moreau, Renoir, Rodin, Signac and Van Gogh.
Through February 5th, 2010; closed Tuesdays
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, 10 rue Georges Clemenceau, Nantes