CONTEMPLATING CHARACTER: PORTRAIT DRAWINGS & OIL SKETCHES FROM JACQUES LOUIS DAVID TO LUCIAN FREUD
Dixon Gallery and Gardens / 4339 Park Ave. April 22 - June 24th
Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud features works from two and a half centuries and comprises over one hundred and fifty portraits resulting from the collaboration between the individual who contemplates (the artist), and the subject who exhibits character (the sitter). The works display a wide variety of expression ranging from beauty and dignity to wit and satire, profound sadness, and even the macabre. Contemplating Character attempts to broadly answer the question—what exactly constitutes a portrait? The exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, in association with Denenberg Fine Arts, West Hollywood, California.
Image: Clotilde Martin-Pregnard (French, 1885–1945), 'Self-Portrait,' ca. 1910. Black crayon. Private collection.