May 17th, 2012 by Leo Plaw Other language versions  

The Fascination of Drawing

The importance and value of drawing in art has been much discussed. Some of the most important works have been created by the great artists like Leonardo, Raphael, Goya, Dürer, Picasso made. They were all great artists for which drawing was a primary means for mapping the reality of the ideas or points. It conjures up reality out of nothing, brings order out of chaos, or brings forth the essence of reality. The drawing is the artist’s handwriting.

Salvador Dali described the drawing as the “honest act of art”, where deception and fraud has no place. The drawing is either good or bad.

The independent value of artistic drawing was recognized early on in the Renaissance and hyped in the art theory of the Baroque and Romantic periods. Zuccari (early 17th century) compared the drawing with the divine act of creation. For Hegel, it was one of the highest arts. Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse often spoke about how important the return to this form of expression was.

The value of drawing in today’s age is not to be underestimated, as drawings become increasingly important to museums and art collectors. The Albertina in Vienna has one of the largest and most important collections in the world.

The  Phantasten Museum Vienna together with Melinda Chelu (Kunstverein Mirandolarte) presents a short curated exhibition “Fascination of Drawing” as a small contribution to this discourse.

The exhibition comprises original drawings or graphics. Also on display is a small collection of original prints of the five founders of the Vienna School of Fantastic RealismErnst Fuchs, Aric Brauer Wolfgang Hutter, Anton Lehmden and Rudolf Hausner.

Art lovers and collectors have the opportunity to expand their collections with works from the exhibition.

The exhibition is included in the gallery tour of the Vienna first district, on 24 May 2012. For this occasion the Phantasten Museum will stay open until midnight.

Exhibiting artists

Jehan Calvus, Hörauf Fritz, Otto Rapp , Ernst Steiner, Simon Cornelia Creek

The Fascination of Drawing

Opening:  22nd May 2012, 17:00 clock 
Exhibition:  22nd – 31 May 2012
Opening times:  daily 12:00 – 20:00 clock
Location:  Phantasten Museum Galley, Raymond Hall, 1 Floor

Phantasten Museum Vienna
Palais Palffy
Josefsplatz 6
1010 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 512 56 810

Opening times:

Daily 10am – 6pm



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