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Drawn to greatness : master drawings from the Thaw collection

Author: Colin B BaileyGiada DamenJennifer TonkovichJane TurnerPierpont Morgan Library,All authors
Publisher: New York, New York : The Morgan Library & Museum, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world?s finest private collections containing over 400 sheets. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. 'Drawn to Greatness' focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogues raisonnés
Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated works
Exhibitions
Named Person: Eugene Victor Thaw; Clare Thaw; Eugene Victor Thaw; Clare Thaw; Clare Thaw; Eugene Victor Thaw
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin B Bailey; Giada Damen; Jennifer Tonkovich; Jane Turner; Pierpont Morgan Library,; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,
ISBN: 9780875981826 0875981828
OCLC Number: 1000385852
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: "Published to accompany an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, 29 September 2017 to 7 January 2018, and the Clark Art Institute, 3 February to 29 April 2018"--Page [6].
Event notes: "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection" :
September 29, 2017-January 7, 2018,
the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, New York, United States.
"Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection" :
February 3-April 29, 2018,
the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.
Description: 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: "I can't create the objects I crave to look at, so I collect them": Eugene Thaw as a collector of master drawing / Jennifer Tonkovich --
The renaissance and the rise of drawing / John Marciari --
Looking at the world in the seventeenth century / Jane Shoaf Turner --
Light and color in Eighteenth-century Venetian drawings / Andrew Robison --
"Artists Drawing Everywhere": the Rococo and enlightenment in France / Colin B. Bailey --
Revolutionary artists / Jennifer Tonkovich --
Visionaries: British and German romantic drawings / Matthew Hargraves --
From the quotidian to the sublime: drawing in France after the revolution / Colta Ives --
Charting new territory: impressionist and post-impressionist drawing / Richard R. Brettell --
Writing, drawing, and experimentation: Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock / Jay A. Clarke --
Catalogue Raisonne / Jennifer Tonkovich and Giada Damen.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Tonkovich ; essays by Colin B. Bailey [and eight others], catalogue raisonné by Jennifer Tonkovoch, Giada Damen.

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This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world?s finest private collections containing over 400 sheets. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. 'Drawn to Greatness' focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock. 00Exhibition: Morgan Library and Museum, New York, USA (29.09.2017-07..01.2018) / Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA (03.02.-29.04.2018).

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