Life Studies: Edward Hopper’s drawings

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September/October 2013. The hope of the artist is to resist interpre­tation. Emerson said that “to be great is to be misunderstood” and, pressed to explain his troubles, Hamlet cried to his inter­locutors, “You would pluck out the heart of my mystery.” Among contemporary artists, Jasper Johns has made a creed of reticence, and Edward Hopper was …

Old master and nineteenth century drawings

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Executed in a variety of mediums—pen and ink, graphite, chalk, crayon, ink wash—many drawings are preliminary studies for finished paintings or other works, including sculpture, architecture, decorative objects, and stage design. As such, they often convey the excitement of a work in progress, and this is even more palpable when the finished work is known and extant. Moreover, unlike an …

Jay A. Clarke appointed Manton Curator at the Clark Art Institute

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Michael Conforti, director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., recently announced the appointment of Jay A. Clarke as Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Clarke was previously associate curator of prints and photographs at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she curated several exhibitions, including, most recently, the acclaimed Becoming Edward Munch: Influence, Anxiety, …