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Watch Rodin on Paper: The Drawings of Auguste Rodin

Drawing America presented a conversation centered on the diverse and experimental drawings of famed French sculptor, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Watch Christina Buley-Uribe (Art Historian, Rodin Specialist), Jill Newhouse (Jill Newhouse Gallery) and moderator, Allison Wucher (Master Drawings New York) as they explore the world of Rodin’s drawings. Image: Rodin, Study of Seven Figures for La Ronde, c. 1880-1883

Drawing America hosts a conversation centered on the diverse and experimental drawings of famed French sculptor, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Join Christina Buley-Uribe (Art Historian, Rodin Specialist), Jill Newhouse (Jill Newhouse Gallery) and moderator, Allison Wucher (Master Drawings New York) as they explore the world of Rodin’s drawings. The conversation will include two presentations: Christina Buley-Uribe will focus on the relationship between Rodin’s drawings and sculptures, and Jill Newhouse will discuss the Rodin exhibition mounted by her gallery in 2011.

Christina Buley-Uribe is an independent curator and art historian specialized in Rodin’s graphic work. She published extensively on this topic and is the author of the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Rodin’s Drawings.

Jill Newhouse Gallery was founded in 1980 and specializes in 19th and 20th century European and American works on paper. Situated in a townhouse across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the gallery maintains an inventory of high quality works by important artists, and has organized regular monographic exhibitions of artists such as Eugène Delacroix (2018), Auguste Herbin (2015), Theodore Géricault (2014), George Segal (2014), J.B.C. Corot (2012), Edouard Vuillard (2012), and Auguste Rodin (2010).

Allison Wucher is the director of Master Drawings New York (MDNY). MDNY is yearly art event (also established in 2006) which takes places on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and comprises of gallery exhibitions and events focused on drawings. Allison joined MDNY in 2016 and has since established a number of partnership events with museums and institutions such as The Met, Morgan Library, Cooper Hewitt, New-York Historical Society and Drawing New York. Outside of MDNY, Allison runs her own art consulting firm, Silverpoint Fine Art, which focuses on projects relating to drawings, prints and photographs.

For many of us, there will be a learning curve using ZOOM. As far as these interfaces go, it is very user-friendly. As with anything new, it takes a little time to get the hang of it. So here are a few tips:

If you can, use a desktop or laptop. They are the easiest to control, and of course, provide you with the largest image for you to draw from. If those are not available, a tablet works well. A phone works well but can be so tiny that the group aspect can get a little lost.

Try to get the best WiFi connection you can. For many us, that means being in a certain area of our home or office. It will elevate your experience, though almost everyone we worked with has had a good connection.

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