Drawing may be the most intimate and honest of all art mediums. Its lightweight materials enable artists to work almost anywhere and often give their efforts a truth-telling transparency that exposes the very nerve endings of their talent. Sometimes drawings function almost as a kind of signature, distilling an artist’s sensibility to its essence. Sometimes they express gifts visible in no other medium.
So begins a review of an exhibit of drawings at the Brooklyn Museum in the New York Times today. The slide show is inspiring—Currier's "Study of Trees" so full of movement! Inspired anew, take advantage of one of these opportunities to draw right here in your hometown, now through April 30 (though there will surely be more).