Inspiration: The Essence of Lines

1950.12.659

R.11826.362

Starting with a simple stroke, artists through time have expressed themselves through drawings and sketches. An online exhibition pays tribute.

"From revealing preparatory sketches to exquisite finished watercolors, more than 900 works by artists such as Eugéne Delacroix, Honoré Daumier, Paul Cézanne, and Edgar Degas illuminate the range of French art over the course of a century of innovation.

Drawn from the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum, the drawings featured here form one of the nation’s strongest and richest collections of French art from this period. The database also includes works from the Peabody Institute Art Collection of the Maryland State Archives…"

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