Exhibitions: Drawings from Three Centuries from the Museum Collection

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    Drawings from Three Centuries from the Museum Collection

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    • January 9, 1961: Drawings from three centuries, from the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum, are now on exhibit there. Most of the drawings are from the 19th and 20th centuries, a few from the 18th. The group, comprised of work by 46 artists, includes a variety of media: charcoal, wash, pencil, quill pen and sepia. Miss Una Johnson, Curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of prints and drawings, points out that some of the drawings are compositions in themselves, others are studies for further work such as a sketch of a dancer in three positions by Degas and Study No. 2 for Ballerina by sculptor Ch[ai]m Gross. The final sculpture in wood by Gross is also shown.

      This show has an unusually intimate quality. The works are, for the most part small, the subjects often familiar and refreshing touches of humor. In the preliminary studies for later works the progression of the artists’ thoughts are revealed. The final compositions by, for instance Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, Gabor Peterdi convey the sense of apparent effortlessness of great masters who are so thoroughly in control of their technique that the sheer joy of the creating process seeps through to the viewer. “It is as though you are talking with the artist,” Miss Johnson said.

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