Glyptotek Drawings 
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
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyprothek München
Photograph by : Renate Kühling
Photograph courtesy of The Pace Gallery.
© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York