Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A.I.C. : Braude Memorial Collection 06-06

Dorothy Edinburg collected drawings (18th - 20th C.) -- and this exhibit celebrated their donation to the museum -- as well as a certain approach to collecting that was spelled out in a monumental text that covers the first wall of this exhibition.

Rather than just picking what she liked to see, she chose drawings that would:

* effectively present the essence of an artist's achievement
* relate to objects in other media but also function as significant independent statements
* play a seminal role within an artist's oeuvre
* satisfy high standards of authenticity and condition.

Below is my selection of favorites:

Francois Lemoyne (1688-1737)

Alessandro Magnasco (1667 - 1749)

Jean Baptiste Oudry (1686-1735) "Sick Stag"


Jacques Louis David (1748 - 1825)

Prudhon (1758-1823)

Pierre Bonnard

Hermann Max Pechstein (1881-1955)

Nicholas De Stael


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