Four Summer Drawing Shows We’re Excited to See

Devotion to Drawing -- Delacroix

With a name like Devotion to Drawing — Delacroix Drawings, coming to The Metropolitan Museum of Art from July 17th, you know Drawing New York is getting excited. You can see exhibition highlights on the Metropolitan Museum’s website. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog which you can pre-order here.

Here is the exhibition description from the museum. “Renowned as a giant of French Romantic painting, Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was equally a dedicated and an innovative draftsman. Through a selection of more than one hundred works on paper—from finished watercolors to sketchbooks, from copies after old master prints to preparatory drawings for important projects—this exhibition will explore the central role of drawing in Delacroix’s practice.”

Obsession: Nudes - Met Breuer

It is the 100 year anniversary of the death of both Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele which is partly what brings: Obsession: Nudes by Klimt Schiele and Picasso to The Met Breuer from July 3rd to October 7th, 2018. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog which you can pre-order here.

Here is the exhibition description from the Met. “This exhibition at The Met Breuer will present a selection of some fifty works from The Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection—a collection that is best known for paintings by artists of the school of Paris, and a brilliant group of erotic and evocative watercolors, drawings, and prints by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso, whose subjects, except for a handful, are nudes. The exhibition will be the first time these works have been shown together and will provide a focused look at this important collection; it also marks the centenary of the deaths of Klimt and Schiele.”

Wayne Thiebaud: Draftsman

Wayne Thiebaud: Draftsman at The Morgan Library and Museum, May 18 through September 23, shows the artist as a master of the art of drawing. Many of the drawings appear to be prints because they are done with such simplicity and confidence. Works include watercolor, ink, pastel, pencil, and charcoal. Do yourself a favor and make time to see it more than once like we did. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog which you can order here. Also, you can join Drawing New York founder Simon Levenson for Sketching in The Galleries at The Morgan on July 14th.

Here is the exhibition description from The Morgan. “Best known for his luscious paintings of pies and ice-cream cones, California artist Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920) has been an avid and prolific draftsman since he began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. Featuring subjects that range from deli counters and isolated figures to dramatic views of San Francisco’s plunging streets, Thiebaud’s drawings invariably endow the most banal, everyday scenes with a sense of poetry and nostalgia. The show is the first to explore the full range of the artist’s works on paper, from quick sketches to pastels, watercolors, and charcoal drawings.”

Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments

Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments in Drawing: May 11th – August 19th, shows the incredibly inventive use of mediums by the artist. For instance, here are the materials listed for the drawing below: “Landscape with Horse and Cart, and Ruin, ca. 1770, oil paint, lead white chalk, watercolor, over black chalk, varnished, on laid paper, varnished“. This is a welcome insight into the creativity of an artist known for his more formal society portraits.

This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog which you can order here. Also, you can join Drawing New York founder Simon Levenson for Sketching in The Galleries at The Morgan on July 14th.

Here is the exhibition description from The Morgan. “Celebrated as the most notable portrait and landscape painter of Georgian England, Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was also a brilliant and experimental draftsman. Published to accompany the exhibition Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments in Drawing at the Morgan Library & Museum, which has one of the richest holdings of Gainsborough drawings in the United States, this book offers an overview of his work as a draftsman and elucidates his technical innovations and his mastery of materials.

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  1. I warmly recommend to visit the Museum of the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street) where we can see, inter alia, a very interesting and comprehensive exhibition on a graphic novel called “March- A Civil Rights masterpiece”. And it is a charming place to visit.

  2. I saw “Like Life” at the Met Breuer yesterday. Sculpture, not drawing, but as we know, sculpture informs drawing. It’s a phenomenal exhibit. A highlight for me was a section of Pygmalion-inspired works, including a series of drawings where Picasso imagines his sculpture coming alive. See it if you can before it closes on July 22. I aim to go back to see “Obsession.”

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