Durer to De Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich
The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich houses one of the finest and most famous collections of drawings and prints in Germany, with holdings of around 400,000 works ranging from the fifteenth century to modernity. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, "100 Master Drawings from Munich" comprises lush full-color illustrations of over one hundred of the museum s works of art.Demonstrating the impressive depth and breadth of works owned by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, the works in this volume range from rough preparatory sketches to meticulously executed studies and encompass a variety of media, including silverpoint, chalk, ink, and aquarelle. Among the many extraordinary pieces are Old Dutch and German prints, nineteenth-century German drawings, and works by Durer and Rembrandt. But equally not to be missed are the many compelling works of contemporary graphic art for which the museum is best known."
- Hardback | 280 pages
- 240 x 280 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g
- 15 Jan 2013
- Hirmer Verlag
- Munich, Germany
- w. 150 figs.
About Michael Smeff
Michael Semff is director of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich. He has curated several exhibitions and published many books on sculpture, painting, and graphic art. William M. Griswold is director of the Morgan Library and Museum, where he has also worked as a curator.