Monday, May 28, 2007

Sketchbooks Online - a Summary

Anybody who keeps a sketchbook will know that one of the joys of getting together with other artists is being able to inspect their sketchbooks while they do the same with yours. It's just so very stimulating to be able to see different people's approaches to keeping a sketchbook. With the wonders of the Internet, blogs are in part replacing the bound sketchbook. However the Internet also allows us to have an insight into those sketchbooks of artists which have been left to museums and have now been converted to digital images.

This blog post aims to :
  • provide one place (see below) which lists all the posts on this blog which highlight online sketchbooks or sketchbook exhibitions. The blog posts also provides links to digital versions of sketchbooks which are now kept or have been displayed in museums.
  • update the summary every time I post a new blog post - as will happen later this week.
  • store the link to this summary in the right hand column and in Resources for Artists - Drawing and Sketching (my squidoo lens of links) - which also includes art history links to drawings and sketchbooks on the Internet.
Switzerland 1870 sketchbook
(one of 46 drawings and watercolours in this sketchbook)
John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925)

Black impressed cardboard cover Various media on off-white wove paper
8 x 11 1/4 x 1/2 in. (20.3 x 28.6 x 1.3 cm) (closed sketchbook) 8 x 11 1/8 in. (20.3 x 28.3 cm) (sheets)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.148)

Summary of the "Making A Mark" posts about sketchbooks

The following posts on this blog all contain links to either exhibitions of sketchbooks and.or drawings of various artists or links relevant to a particular artist.

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