- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (December 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0810937883
- ISBN-13: 978-0810937888
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Master Drawings Rediscovered: Treasures from Prewar German Collections Hardcover – December, 1996
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This catalog presents the third exhibition by the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, of artworks removed from Germany after World War II and sequestered for 50 years. This volume reproduces 89 drawings chiefly from former private collections, a number of them previously unpublished. The drawings span the 19th and 20th centuries, with 30 by Goya and substantial numbers by Daumier, Menzel, Signac, and Archipenko, as well as individual sheets by Ingres, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and others. The detailed two- to three-page commentary on each work is perceptive and focused on the art-historical and aesthetic issues. A brief introduction sketches the provenance of many of the drawings. The political question of ownership is raised but not resolved; in any case, placing these images back in circulation is itself a great service. Valuable for general readers and specialists, this is highly recommended for all collections.?Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Recently it became known that for nearly fifty years the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia has held in storage a major trove of artworks from German private collections. Taken to the Soviet Union at the end of World War II, these masterworks had not been seen and were generally thought to have been lost or destroyed.
In addition to seventy-four important Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings were the eighty-nine drawings featured in this book. Among the artists represented are:
-- Francisco de Goya
-- Honore Daumier, Paul Signac, Paul Cezanne
-- Eugene Delacroix, J. A. D. Ingres, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
-- Jean-Francois Millet, Adolph von Menzel, Thomas Rowlandson
-- Emil Nolde, Alexander Archipenko
-- Vincent van Gogh
Here is a chance to view these long-lost masterpieces, presented with an illuminating commentary, placing each drawing within the context of the artist's body of work and citing it's provenance and relevant literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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74 Impressionistband Post Impressionist Paintings were exhibited in the Hermitage in St Petersburg in an exhibition called Hidden Treasures Revealed
Some years later 89 drawings were exhibited ---covered in this catalogueMaster Drawings Revealed
Artists include Archipenko, Cezanne, Daumier, Delacroix, Van Gogh, Goya, Ingress, Menzel,,Millet, Nolde, Rrowlandson, Signac. And Toulose Lautrec
The drawings are arranged by artist birth year starting with Goya
There are some 34 Goya drawings if I counted them aright.
They cover a wide range of topics and various drawing styles of Goya. There is a wide chronological spread of dates
The drawings are well reproduced in colour, and are full page-- if you are interested in Goya then you should consider this book
The format is fairly extensive text that can run to several pages with a variety of comparative material like Goya painting or prints or other materials. ( the general comments apply of all the Drawings not just to those by Goya.)
Thomas Rowlandson the English caricaturist is next. He was a prolific draughtsman, many of his drawings fill books on the Regency and the age of George IV ( say 1800--1840)
There is one Ingres drawing
There is a beautiful double page Delacroix drawing full of colour , vigour and life-- ArabRiders on a Scouting Mission
There are several typical but excellent Daumier's -- mainly charter studies like " The Music Lover" or "Orchestra Seat "
There is one Cezanne and one Van Gogh and a good selection of Paul Signac watercolours
My list is incomplete but it will give you an idea of the riches in this volume.
All the drawings are of high quality , and some even higher
They are carefully and beautifully reproduced in colour
There is a full text with provenance data were available.
This is a good book on 18-20 th century Master Drawings
The balance of the selection is dictated partly by the material on hand
Although it isn't a balanced coverage of the time period, it never the less an excellent book to consider if you are interested in master drawings
Goya fans should definitely buy it
Others interested in Master Drawings should strongly consider it for the high quality of the drawings reproduced in it.
Part of learning about master drawings is leaning to look hard and long at good examples.
Yes it helps to read the text but one needs to learn to look, to reflect, to follow up on drawings or artists that interest you. In time you will get to know more and more artists and get too see how Goya may have drawn a scene in one was and say Daumier or another artist in another way. It is partly by, compare and contrast that one can learn, but that is just one of many stratergies