Visionaries: Romantic Drawings from the Thaw Collection

Visionaries: Romantic Drawings from the Thaw Collection


April 15, 2018

3:00 PM-4:00 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Drawn to Greatness includes some of Eugene Thaw’s finest Romantic drawings, among them outstanding works of art by William Blake, Caspar David Friedrich, and J.M.W. Turner. This lecture by Matthew Hargraves, chief curator of art collections and head of college information and access at the Yale Center for British Art, focuses on the visionary qualities of these Romantic artists and explores how they abandoned the simple imitation of the natural world to capture truths beyond the reach of the human eye.

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Presentation at the Clark is made possible by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Image: Henry Fuseli (Swiss, 1741–1825), Kriemhild at the Wake of Siegfried (detail), 1805. Black and brown watercolor with gouache over graphite on paper, 14 5/16 × 18 9/16 in. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 2010.111