The Roar of the Crowd in 19th Century Paris
As an increasingly significant phenomenon during Paris’s transformation into a modern world capital, depictions of crowds became one of the subjects artists used to document and comment on contemporary city life. The Roar of the Crowd in 19th Century Paris presents works selected from the Zimmerli’s wide-ranging graphic arts collection that show crowds gathering to take in spectacles, join in celebrations or demonstrations, or simply navigate the urban landscape. Made as fine art prints, journal illustrations, and theater programs, these images indicate the popular and cultural fascination with crowds at the turn of the twentieth century.
Organized by Christine Giviskos, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art