Discover the role that drawing plays in artistic expression with this lecture held at the Cape Ann Museum by artist and Yale professor of painting and drawing Bernard Chaet (1914-2007), who had a summer home and studio in Rockport beginning in the 1950s. Chaet sees drawing as the most direct medium available, and he frames his lecture by presenting the works of ten well-known artists to illustrate that the past and present form a continuous circle in the creative process. Chaet also demonstrates how drawing styles are as individual as handwriting and that each sketch provides clues as to how an artist sees the world around him. The lecture is drawn from Chaet’s textbook, The Art of Drawing, which was first published in 1970.
Leonardo da Vinci; Henri Matisse; Albrecht Durer; Pierre Bonnard; Nicolas Poussin; Franz Kline; Jean-Francois Millet; Bernard Chaet; Edgar Degas; Artistic medium; Paul Cezanne; The Art of Drawing; Piet Mondrian.