Virtual Sketchbook Clinic: PEOPLE
Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Museum of Art
Featuring work by Huma Bhabha, Leonard Baskin & Alberto Giacometti
Huma Bhabha (born 1962) is a contemporary American-Pakistani artist known for her tactile sculptures and drawings. Made from humble materials such as Styrofoam, clay, construction scraps, and wire mesh, some of her best-known works are large, totemic figures. These works often offer only the most subtle suggestion of a face or body in their reference to both tribal art and Modernism.
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was an American artist working in a range of media. Though Baskin primarily considered himself a sculptor, he remains best known for his expressive works on paper. Many of his prints and drawings served as preparatory studies for his imposing bronze and wood sculptures of animals and figures.
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) was a Swiss artist known for his totemic sculptures of elongated human figures. Giacometti established himself through works such as Head-Skull (1934), which explored psychology and death through stylized forms4
The Museum's Sketchbook Clinic is inspired by Toxic Youth, Dana Jennings’ ’80, an exhibit of expressive and raw sketchbook drawings done in ink, participants will harness the power of black and white to explore memory, dreams, historical or biographical events, and the formal elements of art. Weekly sessions include an introduction to artists' work from the Museum’s collection, thematic prompts, ample time to share your work with others, and an occasional guest artist.