Member Gallery Talk: Drawn to Greatness

Member Gallery Talk: Drawn to Greatness


March 7, 2018

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Manton Research Center

Curatorial Assistant Kristie Couser explores how seventeenth-century European artists closely observed the natural world to create drawings in diverse genres, from portraiture and biblical scenes to interior views and landscapes. Couser discusses a range of drawings, including pen-and-ink figure studies by Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt van Rijn, chalk and wash landscapes by Claude Lorrain, a topographical view in watercolor by Wenceslaus Hollar, and a minutely detailed natural history study by Jacques de Gheyn II that features an element of fantasy.

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Image: Jacques de Gheyn II (Dutch, 1565–1629), Studies of a Fantastic Bird, Toad, Frog, and Dragonfly (detail), c. 1596–1602. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 2004.40