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Archive for Thursday, July 30, 1998

EUROPEAN DRAWINGS SHOW VARIETY OF MEDIASTYLES

July 30, 1998

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— More than 80 drawings and watercolors by great European draftsmen will be on display in the ``Durer to Matisse: Master Drawings from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art'' exhibition, showing through Sept. 6 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St.

The exhibition includes works ranging from the 13th through the 20th centuries by such artists as Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Boucher, Gainsborough, Delacroix, Degas, Klee and Hepworth.

The exhibition opens at the Nelson-Atkins Museum after traveling to the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla; Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, Mass.

``Durer to Matisse'' presents a wide range of artistic media and styles, carefully selected to illustrate the development of technique and style in European drawings. There is a mixture of genres, such as portraiture, still lifes, historical subjects, landscapes and buildings.

Works in the exhibit include Durer's drawings of men's faces and a rendering of a deer's head; Guercino's ``Boys Bathing in a River''; Rembrandt's drawings of Old Testament narratives; and studies for Poussin's ``The Triumph of Bacchus'' and Boucher's ``Jupiter in the Guise of Diana Seducing Callisto.''

Events planned in conjunction with the exhibition include:

  • ``Teaching Drawing,'' lecture by art educator Brent Wilson, 10 a.m. Saturday.
  • ``Discovering Drawing,'' a teachers' course, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6-7.
  • ``Durer to Matisse,'' a drawing workshop for adults, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 14.

The museum's hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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