Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sketching at the Morgan Library and Museum - 8/27/14

Come Sketch with us at the Morgan Museum…

A Dialogue with Nature:  Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany


Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

Wednesday, August 27th
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Morgan Café at 12:30 p.m.

Meet in the Engelhard Gallery (Dialogue with Nature).  Only 10 sketchers are allowed in a gallery exhibit, so we will have to split our time between the two exhibits.

After the gallery sketching, if people like, we can sketch, after lunch, in the café. 

A Dialogue with Nature

Engelhard Gallery on the second floor

Draw from drawings, watercolors and oil sketches from 18th century Europe, when landscape drawing was coming into its own as an art form.  Prior to this time, it was only used for technical purposes – to depict a house for sale, or for military purposes.  Artists began to paint outdoors as tubes for water color were just invented.  Themes of spirituality, turbulence (possibly a reaction to wars and revolutions occuring around them), and terror (as Frankenstein was written around this time) abound.  Artists represented are J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, Carl Philipp Fohr, and Caspar David Friedrich, among others.

This exhibit ends Sept. 7th, 2014.  (An image is available at themorgan.org)

Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection

lower level

Artists, using oil paint on paper, re-visioned landscape painting by starting with the sky, “reducing land to a mere strip in the foreground,” (or eliminating it) and letting the sky determine the palette of the entire painting.  From France, Germany and Scandinavia, artists (not all well-known) focused on, nay captured, the “changing effects of light,” and the quickly moving, and altering, shapes of clouds.  These sky studies are small and moving. 

This exhibit ends Dec. 28, 2014.

Materials allowed: 
Dry media only – pencil (no pens or charcoal), Caran D’ache, creta color ok – as you add the water later. 

$18 Adults
$12 Children (13–16)
$12 Seniors (65 and over)
$12 Students (with current ID)
Free to

The Morgan Museum is located between 36th and 37th Sts. on Madison Ave. 

I can be reached at 347 306 0473. 
Please RSVP if you would like to join us. 

All skill levels are welcome. 

Thank you,


Karen Kraskow

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