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Leonardo da Vinci Study of draperies
Gray tempera highlighted with white and applied with brush on gray prepared linen
(265 x 253 mm)

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Check out Alfred Leslie’s work

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Alfred Leslie (American, b. 1927), "Self-Portrait," 1974

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Sidney Goodman–google his work

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Sidney Goodman, "Maia with Raised Arm," 2000, charcoal on paper 29 x 23 in.

Sidney GOodman, "Maia with Raised Arm," 2000

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Oskar Kokoschka–energetic line

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Portrait of Mrs. Swoboda Listening to Variations on a Bach Fugue- no. 1, 1920

–Born Pochlarn, Austria, March 1, 1886; died Montreux, Switzerland, February 22, 1980

Portrait of Mrs. Swoboda Listening to Variations on a Bach Fugue- no. 1  1920

Lithograph, 36 x 24 1/8″ (91.5 x 61.1 cm)

These lithographs were reproduced in Vienna in 1920 from a series of ten drawing entitled Das Konzert (The Concert). The figure represented is Camilla Swoboda (1885-1942), wife of the famous Viennese art historian Karl Swoboda.  The Swobodas regularly held concerts in their home; on these occasions, Kokoschka drew approximately 30 views of the hostess’ face while she listened to the music, trying to capture her emotional reactions to each movement.  He later photographed ten of these studies; these became part of a collector’s portfolio called Variationen uber ein Thema (Variations on a Theme). Here Kokoschka’s graphic hand is still nervous and flowing, with a sense of the movement of the Baroque he so admired.

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Fantastic hatching!

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Edgar Degas

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Wangechi Mutu

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