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Art June, 29 2010

Undercover: Artist’s Sketchbooks

Stemming from an exhibition at Fogg Art Museum from late 2006, the online exhibition UnderCover: Artists’ Sketchbooks unveils the artistic leanings and practices of several leading 19th and 20th-century painters. Included is John Singer Sargent, whose sketchbook includes drawings that would later find form in his murals for the Boston Public Library, and George Grosz, whose mid-century sketchbook investigates the Manhattan skyline.

Influence and obssession can both be drawn from the sketchbooks and the exhibit allows for easy access to these rare and fascinating materials. A good way to kill time at the office between World Cup matches.

Pages from John Singer Sargent’s sketchbook after the jump.

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