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Drawing on Blue

January 30 - April 28

Blue paper has been a popular artist material since the fifteenth century. Crafted from blue rags formed into sheets, this humble material that required expert knowledge to produce and had a profound impact on early modern European artistic production. As a middle tone, the material allowed artists to easily model forms in light and dark, while also proving to be well suited for working in colored chalks. Through new technical examination of drawings in the Getty’s collection, this exhibition offers fresh insight into the physical properties of blue paper, and its unique contribution to artistic practice from the 15th through 18th centuries.

Visit the Getty Museum website for more details.

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January 30
End:
April 28
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https://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/blue/

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Getty Museum Drawings Dept
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1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
LOS ANGELES, CA 90049 United States
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Drawing on Blue

Blue paper has been a popular artist material since the fifteenth century. Crafted from blue rags formed into sheets, this humble material that required expert knowledge to produce and had a profound impact on early modern European artistic production. As a middle tone, the material allowed artists to easily model forms in light and dark, while also proving to be well suited for working in colored chalks. Through new technical examination of drawings in the Getty’s collection, this exhibition offers fresh insight into the physical properties of blue paper, and its unique contribution to artistic practice from the 15th through 18th centuries.

Visit the Getty Museum website for more details.

Date

January 30, 2024 – April 28, 2024

Venue
Address
1200 Getty Center Drive
LOS ANGELES, CA 90049 United States

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