Drawing

Two decades before he was interred beneath a stark tombstone, the artist Andrew Wyeth imagined his own funeral. In about fifty drawings from the early 90s known as the “Funeral Group,” he sketched…
The curators set a welcome stage for the visitor to the Center. Greeting them at the entrance is Martin Sharp’s Blowing in the Mind/Mister Tambourine Man (1968). Sharp is known as the mastermind…
Summertime’s gardens have long inspired artists and botanists. Botanical illustration emerged around the time of Plato, more than 2,000 years ago. The medium launched not as a fine art, but as a…
Google’s Student Doodle Challenge is wrapping up its stage of public voting and we thought we’d take a moment to share some of our favorite illustrations. This year's U.S. contest called for…
Copying within the context of the art world has evolved over the centuries. What was once understood as a vital tool for study and learning is now often perceived, especially by laymen, as a kind of…
Addressing Vorticism requires facing a troubling period of political history head-on, something many historians have been reticent to do. Nevertheless, it is important to analyze the evolution and…
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had quite a lasting international impact. This sentiment holds within every event, tribute, or art piece created in his honor. Over the decades, artists have shared…
In 1958, Robert Rauschenberg began a difficult series of illustrations of Dante Alighieri’s fourteenth-century poem Inferno. The thirty-four mixed-media images foreground the process of their…