Henri Georges Adam
Antoine Louis Barye
Jean Victor Bertin
Giuseppe Bernardino Bison
Nancy Brooks Brody
Adolphe Felix Cals
Theodore Caruelle d'Aligny
Cham Henri Michel Antoine Chapu
Henri Edmond Cross
Dominique de Beir
Alexandre Gabriel Decamps
Delalande Herve Delamare
Jean Pierre Germain
Il Volterano (Baldassarre Franceschini)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Francois Auguste Ravier
Anne Marie Schneider
Kees Van Dongen
Catharina van Eetevelde
Francois Andre Vincent
The exhibition focuses on bringing together works from different periods and horizons in order to explore similarities and connections and sharp, significant contrasts, from a technical perspective.
Curated by: Véronique Souben, Diederik Bakhuÿs, Annette Haudiquet, Agnès Werly.
The exhibition, which occupies both floors of the Frac Haute-Normandie building, focuses on bringing together works from different periods and horizons in order to explore similarities and connections and sharp, significant contrasts, from a technical perspective. The different combinations that appear in the exhibition highlight the line, rendering, medium, the importance of the format and the tenor of the artist's form of expression. They also raise a series of questions with regard to concepts relevant to this medium, such as the space on the paper, the importance of line, the continued use of washes, the omnipresence of fragments, the implications and challenges of tachism, the relationship to the model, the unfinished work, etc. This technical approach provides an opportunity to investigate where the dividing line is drawn between sketches, studies and works and, above and beyond our concepts of periods and styles, the status and aesthetic role of this process yesterday and today.
In response to a perceived dislocation, empowerment and liberalisation in contemporary drawing, the exhibition—in the same way as the symposium—sets out to question and put into perspective the evolution of these challenges and strategies by displaying both old and contemporary works that do not fit into specific categories or sit with prevalent ideas on drawing. Accordingly, the exhibition seeks to scramble the tracks between periods and styles, in order to the subvert the way we look at and perceive works of art and their context, and to explore different frames of reference.
In order to break free of the notion that old drawings are attendant to a work in the making, while contemporary drawings—in their emancipation—have become works in their own right, the exhibition "Drawing in the Making" meshes periods, genres, leading artists and lesser-known names, with the primary aim of showing distinguishing drawings from an artist's or period's output.
Image: Tom Molloy, Doubt, 2012. Drawing
Chloé Palau: email@example.com
Opening: Friday 13 February, 6:30pm
3, place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance