Carter E. Foster
May - June 2003
Carter E. Foster, curator of drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will conduct research on the pendant drawings Life Class by Charles-Joseph Natoire and Ut Pictura Poesis by Charles-Françoise Hutin. Within the context of life drawing from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, his project presents a revisionist analysis of the ideological importance of early eighteenth-century presentations of the male nude in French prints, drawings and paintings. At the Cleveland Museum of Art, Foster recently curated the traveling exhibitions Master Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art (2000) and French Master Drawings from the Collection of Muriel Butkin (2001).