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UnderCover Artists' Sketchbooks
August 14, 2006 7:15 PM   Subscribe

The sketchbooks of Edward Burne-Jones, Benjamin Champney, Henri-Edmond Cross, Jacques-Louis David, Paul Feeley, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Sanford Gifford, George Grosz, Frederic Leighton, and John Singer Sargent. UnderCover, Artists' Sketchbooks exhibition by the Harvard Art museums [via woolgathering]
posted by bigmusic (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

George Grosz's unfortunate mice still lifes are something else.
posted by eegphalanges at 7:37 PM on August 14, 2006

Wow. I've always wished that I could keep a sketchbook, maybe this just motivates me.
posted by kjell at 8:01 PM on August 14, 2006

Great stuff!
posted by abba02 at 8:09 PM on August 14, 2006

Just went and saw this at the museum on Saturday - lovely little exhibit! A Cambridge Public Library card gets you in free, and it's free to everyone before noon on Saturdays, so there's no excuse, Bostonians and Cantabridgians.

Afterward go grab a BBQ pulled-chicken sandwich at Charlie's on the back side of the square - better than Bartley's (oh but I miss their frappes) and no goddamn tourists. Second-floor bartender's cute, too.

The sketchbook exhibit makes me think now of the scrapbooking/planner-alteration projects here, which are a little foofy and New-Agey in tone but are just damned satisfying.
posted by waxbanks at 8:15 PM on August 14, 2006

posted by owhydididoit at 8:46 PM on August 14, 2006

I bet all the artists linked in this post used Moleskines®.
posted by jayder at 9:27 PM on August 14, 2006

thanks -- it's a good collection
posted by gorgor_balabala at 10:33 PM on August 14, 2006

Thanks bigmusic. Some great work in there. And woolgathering is a very nice site too.

Some more sketch albums at French Drawings.
posted by peacay at 1:03 AM on August 15, 2006

omg How did I miss this amazing post of your bigmusic!? wow. Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 1:56 AM on August 18, 2006

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