Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns
Stacey Sell and Hugo Chapman et al.
From the Middle Ages to the present, master draftsmen including Leonardo, Dürer, Raphael, and Rembrandt have used metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art. Drawing in Silver and Gold examines the history of metalpoint from the fourteenth century to the present day, incorporating new scientific analysis, revealing patterns of use, and offering a striking demonstration of the medium’s range and versatility. The authors address variations in practice over the course of centuries and within different schools. Their essays offer reappraisals of the famous metalpoints of the Renaissance and shed new light on infrequently studied periods, such as the seventeenth century and the Victorian silverpoint revival.
As a new examination of a rich but sometimes misunderstood medium, this publication brings forth fresh interpretations of metalpoint and will provide a lasting reference for scholars. The exquisite reproductions highlighting examples of this technique will appeal to a wide range of audiences.
224 pages | 130 illustrations | 9.5 x 11.5 inches
Coming May 2015