Great ARtists Series
Art is a language of expression, of storytelling, and of capturing the nuances of life. It is in this realm of creativity that sketching plays an indispensable role.
"The Vitruvian Man" is perhaps his most influential sketch, embodying the blend of art and science, epitomizing the principles of proportion and symmetry.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
His most notable sketch, "Praying Hands," a study of an apostle's hands in the Heller altarpiece, has transcended its original context, representing faith and hope universally.
Albrecht Durer (1471 - 1528)
His sketch "Studies for the Libyan Sibyl" shows his mastery of the human form and is a fine example of how a preparatory sketch can translate into a grand fresco.
Michelangelo (1475 - 1564)
"A Sheet of Studies," which showcases different faces with varying expressions, testifies to his profound understanding of human emotions and remarkable skill at conveying them.
Rembrandt (1606 - 1669)
His sketches, like "Study of Two Women," show his commitment to understanding human anatomy and his ability to infuse life into his drawings.
Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)
"Study for The Odalisque" underlines his meticulous approach to drawing, which formed the groundwork for his polished paintings.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867)
Known for his fascination with movement, his sketch, "Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper," captures a fleeting, intimate moment in the life of a dancer, demonstrating his mastery over the human form and movement.
Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)
His sketch "Sorrow," depicting a pregnant woman in despair, is a testament to his ability to use simple lines to convey profound emotion.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
His sketch "Study for Medicine," although a preliminary work, illustrates his extraordinary attention to human form detail, a vital trait in his grand paintings.
Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918)
Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978)
His sketch "Triple Self-Portrait" displays his masterful storytelling ability and a keen eye for detail.