Those of you who follow my blog known I have a passionate interest in master drawings. I enjoy looking, studying and copying them. I enjoy using master drawings techniques in my work. Since I have been using pen, ink and wash, charcoal, and red chalk as of late I decided to focus on drawings in the exhibition that utilize these materials.
Auguste Louis Lepere, Chestnut Trees above a River, 1900, pastel.
Marie Dauenheimer, Figure Study, pen and ink, 2013.
Terracotta bozetto for "Fountain of the Moor" 1653.
I highly recommend this exhibition which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 17, 2013. I also recommend the catalog edited by Dorthe Aagesen and Rebecca Rabinow.
Beatrix Potter's illustrated letter "Peter's Dream of a Comfortable Bed" 1899.
Ellsworth Kelly is an American artist born in 1923 and best known for his minimalist works. Kelly embraced the Color Field School in the 1960s and became known for his vibrant, clean minimalist paintings and sculptures. Regarding his interest in simple, minimal shapes and contours Kelly stated " I'm not interested in the texture of a rock, but it's shadow."
I highly recommend the exhibition catalog “Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings” by Michael Semff and Marla Prather. It is a beautiful publication and includes a comprehensive interview with Kelly conducted by Marla Prather in 2011.
I plan on doing a few postings about anatomical visionary Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) who is considered to be the father of modern anatomy. Vesalius hailed from Flanders, and was born in Brussels, to a learned family of physicians. He stud...