Though I had seen a few reproductions of his work in books, I first really took notice of German artist Adolph Menzel quite a few years ago, when I encountered some of his original drawings in shows of 19th century master drawings at the Morgan Library in New York and the National Gallery in D.C. […]
Carl John Arnold, Adolph Menzel In the Morgan Library and Museum, use Zoom tab or download link. Menzel gives us a superbly adept rendering in pencil. The drawing feels at once finished and casual. Either the subject had a large head, or Menzel — after focusing on the portrait — compressed the figure somewhat to […]
The Balcony Room (Das Balkonzimmer), Adolph Menzel Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikipedia, original is in the Staatliche Museum, Berlin. In addition to Menzel’s wonderfully casual, painterly brushwork, this piece is noted for its interesting composition, in which a large portion of the image is “empty”. To me, […]
View from a Window in Marienstrasse, Adolph Menzel Image on Surprised by Time blog (scroll down), direct link here. Gouache over chalk on paper, 12 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm). Original is in the Museum Oskar Reinhart am Stadtgarten, Winterthur
The Choirstalls in the Mainz Cathedral by Adolph Menzel. Watercolor and gouache. 8 7/8 x 11 3/8″ (22.6 x 28.9cm). In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the “Fullscreen” link below the image and then zoom or download arrow.
Flute Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci, Adolph Menzel Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Alte Nationalgalerie, National Museums in Berlin. The ostensible subject, Frederick the Great — about whom Menzel painted a series of works — is almost lost among the […]
Master Drawings London is a coordinated sale of master drawings by a number of galleries in London, UK, from 27 June to 5 July, 2012. This is apparently the 12th such sale, and the event has a dedicated website from which you can access an online catalog. Though it unfortunately takes the form of one […]