The Unbroken Line: Old and New Masters
May 11 – June 1, 2018
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Robert Simon Fine Art and Grand Central Atelier present an exhibition of contemporary paintings and drawings alongside old masters works, revealing the unbroken line of fine art into the 21st Century.
Art historian and art dealer Robert Simon will curate a selection of Old Master paintings and drawings paired with new works by New York-based painters, Jacob Collins, Colleen Barry, Anthony Baus, Will St. John, Edward Minoff and Justin Wood, who are all principle instructors at Grand Central Atelier, one of the world’s premier ateliers training artists in the classical tradition of drawing, painting and sculpture. Included are select works by recent graduates Rachel Li, Savannah Tate Cuff and Dale Zinkowski.
These 21st Century atelier artists are carefully attuned to the idea that in order to evince this language with roots in the ancient world, one must first be a humble observer of nature and bear witness to its nuance and sensitivity. When fully realized through years of serious commitment to study, this language possesses great power to communicate the human condition with limitless beauty and endless variation.
(Clockwise from top left)
Simon Vouet (Paris 1590-1649) Portrait of a Young Man, oil on canvas, 16 ¾ x 13 ⅝ inches;
Anthony Baus, Self-Portrait, 2017, ink and wash on paper, 11 x 15 inches;
Colleen Barry, Black Hat, 2018, oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches;
Donato Creti (Cremona 1671 – Bologna 1749) Study of a Young Man, black chalk with white heightening on paper, 16 ½ x 12 inches.
All images are details.