Glyptotek Drawings [32]

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Jim Dine
(b. 1935)

Glyptotek Drawings [32]

Charcoal and pastel on plastic sheet
17 x 13 inches
Item description: 

Dine's physical engagement with his materials is evident in the sensual treatment of Aphrodite's hair. He used his fingers to shape the charcoal, create highlights, and heighten the sense of movement.

I choose things that I think can come alive. I don't want to draw these things as dead objects, as stone. I want to observe them carefully, and then I want to put life into them and make them vigorous and physical.

Head of Aphrodite, ca. 300 B.C.., Glyptothek, Munich

Credits: 

Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyprothek München
Photograph by : Renate Kühling

Photograph courtesy of The Pace Gallery.
© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York