The human figure is the most seductive and timeless, yet elusive of subjects. A new exhibition in the Manley Gallery on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center features figure drawings from the FAC’s permanent collection.
For many artists, drawing represents the essence of all other visual arts. For some, drawing is a starting point for finished works of painting and sculpture; for others it is the ultimate expression. Drawing the human figure remains one of the most basic and challenging skills for artists to master. It is an art often nurtured and developed from early schooling throughout an artist’s career.
Seductive Gesture: Figurative Drawing from the American Collection includes works by such artists as Edward Hopper, Richard Diebenkorn, Rico Lebrun, Walt Kuhn, Edgar Britton, Nicolai Fechin, and Boardman Robinson.