The Cave of Dionysius, Syracuse; John Brown
In the Morgan Library and Museum, NY. Use the zoom feature or download link.
Pen and brown ink, approximately 18 x 11 inches (46 x 27 cm).
A wonderful sense of light and texture is carried throughout the drawing. It’s a fascinating composition in which the subject, though small in relation to the setting, is dramatically highlighted with control of value.
I particularly love the way the gnarled trees and string-like vines are handled, along with the wonderful directional control of the hatched lines. This is a monochromatic drawing with lot of “color”.
Link: The Cave of Dionysius, Syracuse; Morgan Library
3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: John Brown’s Cave of Dionysius”
Man! I wish I could see that “in person”. However, I really appreciate you posting this, Charlie, a drawing I had not seen before, full of elements that I love.
My pleasure, Bill. The Morgan Library has a wonderful collection of drawings.
Wow. not only are the pictures amazing but i really love the one colour tone that is used to. love it.
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