The fall 2013 issue of Drawing marks 10 years in print for the magazine, and as a small celebration, the issue includes the special article “From the Archives,” which reproduces a few of the many great artworks we’ve been privileged to publish throughout the years.
Of course, one magazine article can fit only the tiniest fraction of the many worthy artworks we’d love to print, so here, we’d like to share some pure eye candy: a selection of master drawings that we weren’t able to fit in the magazine.
We hope you enjoy these creme de la creme highlights from the history of drawing. And to see more work by these artists–along with compelling drawings by contemporary practitioners such as Patricia Watwood, Catherine Murphy, Jon deMartin, and Dan Gheno–order your copy of this special anniversary magazine.
Seated Male Nude, by Michelangelo, ca. 1511, red chalk heightened with lead white, 11 x 8 ½. Collection Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Studies for the Libyan Sybil, by Michelangelo, ca. 1510–1511, red chalk, with small accents of white chalk, 11 3/8 x 8 7/16. Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Study for the Angel in Madonna of the Rocks, by Leonardo da Vinci, silverpoint, 7 1/8 x 6¼.
Head of the Virgin in Three-Quarter View Facing Right, by Leonardo da Vincni, ca. 1508-1512, charcoal and black and red chalk, 8 x 6 1/8. Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Woman Carrying a Child Down Stairs, by Rembrandt van Rijn, ca. 1636, pen and brown ink with brown wash, 7 3/8 x 5 1/16. Collection The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, New York.
The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, by Rembrandt van Rijn, ca. 1634, etching with drypoint, 10 3/8 x 8 11/16. Collection The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Study of a Dancer, by Edgar Degas, ca. 1880-1882, charcoal heightened with white, 19 x 24 13/16. Private collection.
Pink and Green, by Edgar Degas, 1894, pastel, 26 3/8 x 18/34. Private collection.
Kenneth Grahame, by John Singer Sargent, 1912, charcoal. Collection Bodleian Library, Oxford, England.
Helen Sears, by John Singer Sargent, 1912, charcoal, 23 1/4 x 17 1/2. Private collection.
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