European Drawing in the Age of the Tiepolos

Thursday, January 4, 2018
2 - 3:30 PM

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Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 4, 9, 11, 16

Ages 18+

Though certain artists—the Tiepolos, Boucher, and Fragonard among them—are well known to us, the 18th century is still being explored, especially in the world of drawings. This course examines the styles and subjects current across Europe in the age of the Tiepolos. As well as gaining a wider knowledge of Italian drawing, students will come to know traditions and innovations in drawings of the French, Dutch, and German in the 18th century. The Crocker's strong collection of 18th-century German drawings—perhaps the finest in the United States—will form a major counterpart to the Venetian art of the Tiepolos.

$60 members • $85 nonmembers

Instructor: William Breazeale

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About the Instructor:

Curator William Breazeale received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and specializes in Old Master drawings and European art at the Crocker. Trained at the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he is the organizer of many drawings exhibitions, including A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum and The Artist's View: Landscape Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum. In addition, he has organized exhibitions on Italian paintings and European and American prints for the Crocker.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

Image Caption:

Jacopo Palma il Giovane, Study for Saint John the Baptist Preaching, circa 1620. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown washes on cream laid paper, 14 15/16 x 13 1/2 in. Eskenazi Museum of Art, The Anthony Moravec Collection of Old Master Drawings.

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