Drawings at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Recently saw exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery: The Modern Woman: Drawings by Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and other Masterpieces from Musee d’Orsay, Paris. I love seeing drawings and I wish all my students would go see this exhibition. First, you notice how important drawing was to these artists. You get the understanding that they didn’t just leap into painting without doing the groundwork of many drawings first in an effort to understand their subject matter. As well, you see that they were not perfect. They made mistakes (students are you listening?). Drawing and learning are just all part of the wonderful and enjoyable process of creating art – whether you end up with a masterpiece or not is irrelevant.