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New Drawing Exhibit at the Met:From Raphael to Renoir

Raphael to Renoir: Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna
January 21, 2009–April 26, 2009
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor

This is a wonderful new exhibit (120 drawings - spanning 500 hundred years) and a wonderful opportunity to study masterpiece drawings.  I thoroughly enjoy trying to copy the lines in these beautiful works, and will probably return to draw and learn from a few more. 

Here are the two drawings that I did last weekend.

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri  (1591-1666) was called Il Guercino - the squinter - because of his crossed-eyes.  I first saw his drawings at the Courtauld Gallery in London and was mesmerized by his beautiful figures.  The original was done with pen and brown ink, I used brown colored pencil.



Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805)  At the entrance to the exhibit are three drawings of girls heads by Greuze- one more wonderful than the next.  The original was done with conte - I used colored pencil.




Oh, oh. Hope you don't go to jail for posting these ;-) . . . of course I'm referring to one of the recent threads on the EMD list. :)

How timely in light of the discussion recently here on copying the masters.
You did a lovely job.

What a wonderful sketch of the pouting girl. Came over to thank you for your suggestion of collaging my sketch of me signing the register so that I dont have to redo it into my Maruman. Thanks Shirley. From now on will keep an eye on your posts.

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