19th Century French Master Drawings and Sculpture from the Schlossberg Collection

September 26 – December 12, 2010


The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, in partnership with Dr. Michael and Lana Schlossberg, are pleased to present a sublime collection of nineteenth century French drawings and sculpture. Featuring artists both known and unknown, the exhibition is a testament to the tradition of the artist working with his hands. Throughout the 19th century, artists believed that creating with one’s hand from what they saw led to the ultimate understanding of the world. Drawing became the key to this studied bond between man and nature. Indeed, one could not do any type of visual creative work without having solid drawing skills. Painting, sculpture and print making were all based on drawing principles.

Such techniques are the most direct methods of inner communication, as they act as the basic form of personal expression, thus revealing both the style of an artist and his personality, strengths and inner attitudes. Line becomes life—a portrait of the artist and of the world as it is reflected through the eyes and mind of the creative spirit.