Sunday, February 21, 2010

Worth a Look

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a Youtube Video Channel that gives fascinating insights into the restoration (or rather conservation) processes.

Friday, February 5, 2010


[working on it again]

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


Believe it or not, but I'm still drawing! I just hardly think of updating my blog these days, but I'll try to be more active. Here's a study I did yesterday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mucha Exhibition

Today I finally visited the big Mucha Exhibition that moved Munich after Vienna and Montpellier. Mucha was one of the first artists I took a more serious interest in - his works are just eye-candy - and the fascination still holds. The exhibition was great, I'd give it 10/10 points and can give a definite recommendation. You'll get a complete overview on his work: paintings, studies, grisailles, lithographies (all the famous posters), sculpture, illustration, jewellery. I was especially impressed by all the sketches and studies, I just love these insights into artists' processes and techniques.
Mucha was really exceptionally good at drawing and inking. The inks reminded me of a lot of great modern comic and fantasy art. Both poster and comic art had to rely on line and simplified colours, due to restrictions of the printing process. No wonder a lot of japanese comic artists like Mucha :).

Link: Official website

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Giovanni Boldini

I love Giovanni Boldini's portraits from the Belle Époque. His brushstrokes are so dynamic!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Medieval drawing

While browsing their website I discovered this wonderful blog covering the Met's exhibition on medieval drawings. It's a great resource and I certainly wish I could see the exhibition in person!

All of the current exhibitions are worth a look.