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  1. Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns
    Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns
    Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns
    Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns
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  2. Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns

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From the Middle Ages to the present, master draftsmen have used the technique of metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art. Drawing in Silver and Gold examines the history of this evocative medium, in which a metal stylus is used on a specially prepared surface to create lines of astonishing delicacy.

This beautifully illustrated book examines the practice of metalpoint over six centuries, in the work of artists ranging from Leonardo, Dürer, and Rembrandt to Otto Dix and Jasper Johns. A team of authors--curators, conservators, scientists--address variations in technique across time and between different schools, incorporating new scientific analysis, revealing patterns of use, and providing a rare demonstration of the medium's range and versatility. They reappraise famous metalpoints of the Renaissance and shed new light on infrequently studied periods, such as the seventeenth century and the Victorian silverpoint revival.

A new examination of an exquisite but not thoroughly understood medium, Drawing in Silver and Gold offers fresh interpretations of a practice central to the history of drawing and will serve as the most authoritative reference on metalpoints for years to come.

Exhibition schedule:

  • National Gallery of Art -, May 3-July 26, 2015
  • The British Museum, September 10-December 6, 2015

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This is the volume accompanying the exhibit of the same name organized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C., with the collaboration of The British Museum in London, which owns about half of the exhibited items, the remainder having been lent by thirty or so other institutions or private owners. The exhibition is mounted in Washington from May until July, 2015 and then in London from September to December. The catalogue has been edited by Stacey Sell, Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery, and Hugo Chapman, a keeper of prints and drawings at The British Museum, each of whom has contributed a significant study to the book. The remaining essays are by their colleagues, senior curators and conservators at the two institutions and by Bruce Weber, a curator at the Museum of the City of New York, whose groundbreaking 1985 exhibition, “Fine Line: Drawing with Silver in America,” is one of the few previous exhibitions of works in the... Read more
if you have any interest in metalpoint drawing, or just beautiful unique art not normally scene because of the medium, please purchase this one who draws in silverpoint, i think this is worth every penny...a gorgeous volume, though a poor substitute for attending the exhibition upon which it is based....there is little information for the practitioners of this art, and this book supplies history and information on the techniques of superior artsts...i strongly recommend this...bravo
This is a wonderful book. I do silverpoint art and was interested in seeing silver points from the past. It has great pictures plus lots of information about what was used and how it was done. Every silverpoint artist needs this book in their library.
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