“From drawing to drawing, you travel to the heart of the history of art, from the Renaissance to the 20th century, you discover the different techniques used, sanguine, pastel, ink, pencil… through an infinity of subjects.”
Whilst the world ventures into the endless possibilities of multimedia art; let us be reminded that the purest form of drawing remains to be just as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago. Fundamental to any artists and relatable to any gallery spaces, the act and result of drawing “corresponds to today’s feeling, where the image is fundamental”, says Bertrand Gautier, one of the organizers of The Salon du Dessin.
Happening from Mar 21st to 26th, 2018 at the historic location the Palais Brongniart, The Salon du Dessin will be celebrating the art of drawing by showcasing not just Parisian works, but also international pieces, which will include the collection of the Musée d’arts de Nantes and Maison Chaumet. Olivier Meslay from the American Clark Art Institute will also be holding a lecture on drawing, where six other institutions will be joining the offsite itinerary.
Showcasing works priced anywhere from a few thousand euros to several million from 39 selected dealers, pieces by Hockney, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci and event surrealist artists including Richard Müller and Martin Moeller will be available. Not only does the fair offer attendees an access to the intimate creative process of these masters, it also open up opportunities to people from all around to relish exceptional techniques and be surprised by the classic subject.