Friday, October 14, 2011

Old master drawing exhibit at Vassar College

The Vassar College's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Museum in Poughkeepsie, New York is currently presenting "A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum."

The exhibition shows fifty-seven rarely seen drawings dating from the late 15th through the 19th centuries. Artists include Vittore Carpaccio, Albrecht Dürer, Fra Bartolommeo, Federico Barocci, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, François Boucher, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

The collection comes from the Crocker Art Museum in California. A scholarly catalog illustrates and explains the works.

Vassar College's art museum is in Poughkeepsie, New York. The exhibit will be up through December 11.

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2 comments:

namastenancy said...

Lucky you to be able to see this - here in SF, we have a show of Richard Serra "drawings," i.e. monster sized paintings in oil stock of black on black. Rooms and rooms of them. I review art for the Examiner,com and I had a hard time biting back the snark at this overhyped tripe. It's not drawing, not by any defintion of the term.

James Gurney said...

Namastenancy: If I may suggest, review something other than the Serra show for Examiner.com. As you say, that's got enough hype already. There's probably something else that really deserves your attention. The best weapon against inflated nonsense isn't snark. It's indifference.