Only weeks remain for a fascinating exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, that delves into the intertwining of drawing and sculpting. What’s the story?
Although drawing and sculpting might appear to be two distinctly different artistic techniques, history has proven the near opposite — a story that takes center stage during the J. Paul Getty Museum’s current exhibition “The Sculptural Line.” On view through April 16, “The Sculptural Line” brings together a stellar selection of drawings and sculptures from the later 15th through the 20th centuries.
“Since the Renaissance, the practice of drawing after ancient sculpture has played a central role in the training of artists,” says Timothy Potts, director of the Getty Museum. “Offering a repertoire of forms from which to derive inspiration, the appeal of classical statuary derived both from its embodiment of perfect proportions and from its unrivalled aesthetic and expressive appeal. The exhibition will also include neoclassical works in which draftsmen integrated antique statues into their compositions, and work by contemporary artists who use sculpture to experiment with the movement and position of the body before representing it on paper or canvas.”
Among the artists represented in the exhibition are Alberto Giacometti, Auguste Rodin, and Baccio Bandinelli. To learn more, visit The J. Paul Getty Museum.
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