Featuring celebrated works from the 1500s to the 1800s, this must-see exhibition demonstrates how artists skillfully select from a vast array of media and techniques to best generate form, likeness, and depth in creating a drawing.
On view December 12 through February 11 at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, “Finding Form” is a compelling look into the complex art of drawing. Drawn from the Getty museum’s own permanent holdings, “Finding Form” showcases a wide range of master drawings, circa 1500 to 1800, and focuses on the “seeming magic of creating an image of three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface,” said Timothy Potts, director of the institution. Works in the exhibition reveal how artists used media such as chalk, ink, and different pens to yield form.
“I find it fascinating to see how — over the centuries — artists have used all the techniques at their disposal to create different realities on each sheet,” said Julian Brooks, senior curator of drawings. “We always provide magnifying glasses in our displays, and just by looking closely, anyone can gain entry into a rich variety of other worlds.”
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