Moving Forward, Looking Back: Prints from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection

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For centuries, artists have copied the work of others as part of their professional training. In the traditional Academic system, artists were taught to copy earlier experts before ever gaining the freedom to invent a composition of their own. Only after successfully rendering copies—first of prints, later of plaster casts, live models, and finally of paintings—were they encouraged to develop compositions of their own. Even then, many sought out the examples of others, incorporating compositional elements that subscribe to established tropes of a particular subject. Over the past fifty years, many artists have developed new materials and syntax, yet the practice of looking back for inspiration, and occasionally to replicate content, has remained routine.For centuries, artists have copied the work of others as part of their professional training. In the traditional Academic system, artists were taught to copy earlier experts before ever gaining the freedom to invent a composition of their own. Only after successfully rendering copies—first of prints, later of plaster casts, live models, and finally of paintings—were they encouraged to develop compositions of their own. Even then, many sought out the examples of others, incorporating compositional elements that subscribe to established tropes of a particular subject. Over the past fifty years, many artists have developed new materials and syntax, yet the practice of looking back for inspiration, and occasionally to replicate content, has remained routine.Moving Forward, Looking Back: Prints from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection highlights the practices of quotation and stylistic reinvigoration by some of the most daring and prominent artists held in the Museums’ Anderson Graphic Arts Collection. The exhibition presents the works of Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Dine, David Hockney">David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein">Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg, showing how these artists adapted the creative spirits of their predecessors—those of Giovanni Bellini, Henri Matisse">Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso">Pablo Picasso, among others—to inform and advance their individual practices.This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free!

de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
CA 94118 San Francisco
United states
415.750.3600
http://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/moving-forward

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Moving Forward, Looking Back: Prints from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection de Young Museum | de Young Main address: de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states de Young Museum | de Young 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive CA 94118 San Francisco, United states For centuries, artists have copied the work of others as part of their professional training. In the traditional Academic system, artists were taught to copy earlier experts before ever gaining the freedom to invent a composition of their own. Only after successfully rendering copies—first of prints, later of plaster casts, live models, and finally of paintings—were they encouraged to develop compositions of their own. Even then, many sought out the examples of others, incorporating compositional elements that subscribe to established tropes of a particular subject. Over the past fifty years, many artists have developed new materials and syntax, yet the practice of looking back for inspiration, and occasionally to replicate content, has remained routine.For centuries, artists have copied the work of others as part of their professional training. In the traditional Academic system, artists were taught to copy earlier experts before ever gaining the freedom to invent a composition of their own. Only after successfully rendering copies—first of prints, later of plaster casts, live models, and finally of paintings—were they encouraged to develop compositions of their own. Even then, many sought out the examples of others, incorporating compositional elements that subscribe to established tropes of a particular subject. Over the past fifty years, many artists have developed new materials and syntax, yet the practice of looking back for inspiration, and occasionally to replicate content, has remained routine.Moving Forward, Looking Back: Prints from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection highlights the practices of quotation and stylistic reinvigoration by some of the most daring and prominent artists held in the Museums’ Anderson Graphic Arts Collection. The exhibition presents the works of Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Dine, David Hockney">David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein">Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg, showing how these artists adapted the creative spirits of their predecessors—those of Giovanni Bellini, Henri Matisse">Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso">Pablo Picasso, among others—to inform and advance their individual practices.This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free! Book tickets