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.