Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art
Cheryl K. Snay, with essays by Jonathan Bober and Kenneth M. Grant
Published by the Blanton Museum of Art with Hudson Hills Press
Hardcover, 10 x 11 inches, 160 pages,
Throughout history artists have sought new and innovative ways to tell stories through visual means. Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art presents French perspectives on dramatic narrative from the 16th through 19th centuries. Biblical, historical, mythological, and contemporary characters abound in drawings by artists such as Jacques Callot, François Boucher, Théodore Rousseau, Jean-Louis Forain, and Théophile Alexandre Steinlen. Organized by the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, the exhibition features more than
50 works and reveals the expressive and technical range of French
drawing through preliminary sketches, compositional studies,
figure studies, and finished drawings.