Friday, 6 September 2013

Arno Kramer / Michelangelo

Study for Saint Laurence
black chalk on paper
24,2 x 18,2 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem NL

When there ever has been one artist who has shown me that you can make a drawing in its hesitation and search for the ultimate unconscious to a unique piece of art, it is Michelangelo. What a happiness that most of his drawings have been meant as sketches for other work, like paintings and sculptures. It is an interesting question if we do not look now for autonomous quality with a today’s view. But what does it matter. From nearly every drawing I can learn something. It has to do with the fact that all his drawings have a certain openness, searching for the right things, the ideal forms, the human being in all its vulnerability. In details you see the phenomenal vision and technique glittering. From all sides sparks passion. Following small mistakes in for example the corrections of drawing an arm in three states, makes the drawing even more lively.
Arno Kramer, August 28 2013

Arno Kramer (NL)
pencil on paper
43 x 51,6 cm

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