"Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

poster for "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection" Exhibition

This event has ended.

The current display of drawings, prints, and illustrated books in the Johnson Galleries offers a rich presentation of artists' portraits and self-portraits, both drawings and prints, dating from the early sixteenth to the early twentieth century. Among the highlights are: a self-portrait by the Northern Renaissance master Simon Bening, showing the artist in his light-filled studio, interrupting work on a manuscript page pinned to his desk as he removes his eyeglasses to peer at the viewer; Rembrandt's etched self-portrait, in which he dons the elegant attire and refined, self-possessed attitude of a Renaissance courtier; and Seurat's masterful and monumental study, rendered with the silken, dark tonality of his favorite graphic medium, Conté crayon, of his friend and fellow painter Aman-Jean, absorbed in his artistic labor.
[Image: Georges Seurat, French (Paris 1859–1891 Paris). "Aman-Jean (Portrait of Edmond François Aman-Jean)," 1882-83. Conté crayon on Michallet paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960]


  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use