Guido Reni

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The Language of Drapery

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (detail), Guido Reni, about 1630

Drapery—artfully folded fabric—has been used by European artists for centuries, from ancient Greek sculpture to contemporary photography. As I prepare for the studio course I’m leading this Wednesday on sketching drapery after the Old Masters, I’ve been thinking about why…. More»

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      The Battle of Verdun ended on December 18, 1916. It was the longest battle of World War I, and killed 300,000 men.

      “We’re stuck in the ground, we’re absorbed by it, we press ourselves close to the earth to evade the death that is everywhere.”

      —Artist Fernand Léger writing from the trenches of Verdun

      World War I at Verdun, unknown photographer. The Getty Research Institute. Quote from the book Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I

      12/18/14

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