Notes from the de Young

Here are more notes from my museum drawing campaign. I had a lot of difficulty sketching within Masters of Venice exhibit at the de Young Museum. The crowds were larger and less patient with stationary observers like me. This added new feelings of urgency to drawings. I focused on the idea of “disegno” and tried not to dwell on details. I also gave up on correct spelling in my notes. My final sketch of a Titian painting became an abstraction, highlighting the artist’s use of shapes and values within the format.

My move to the permanent collection was a great relief from the special exhibit. I was able to spend more time with the sculptures in the near empty galleries.

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