Author(s): Peter Raissis
Drawn from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this new book reproduces 87 key works by 27 artists that represent a broad panorama of the development of the graphic arts in Europe from the Renaissance to the dawn of the 20th century. Entries on each of the works provide intimate glimpses into the creativity of some of the greatest artists of the times such as Durer (Melencolia I, 1514); Rembrandt (Three trees, 1643); Watteau (Study of three male figures, c171314); Fragonard (Rinaldo in the gardens of Armida, c1761/64) and Gericault (The boxers, 1818).
Peter Raissis is curator of European prints, drawings, and watercolors at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has curated numerous exhibitions including David to Cezanne: Master Drawings from the Prat Collection, Paris and contributed to many publications.