“Sketches are Contagious” An Exhibition of Work by Hans Guggenheim

December 3rd Through February 28th.

Dr. Hans Guggenheim, an artist and educator, a former professor of Anthropology at MIT, will speak at Plymouth State University’s Karl Drerup Art Gallery on Dec. 3 as part of a lecture series on artists and war.

The practice of sketching for Hans Guggenheim is as basic and natural as the act of breathing. Each sketch in this exhibition is representative of thousands of sketches he has created over a life time and collected into sketchbooks of varying sizes, styles of binding, and kinds of papers. Each sketchbook has its own unique sensory experience that inspires and delights the artist. And all of the sketches share the touch, the heart, the hand, the incredible capacity to closely observe the world, and the marvelous ability to tell a story, inspire compassion, and connect with others that is the work of Hans Guggenheim.

Following Dr. Hans Guggenheim’s previous two exhibitions and talks, “War in Art: Connections and Synchronicity” and “The Pale Fox Yapilou”, this next lecture, “From Egypt with Love”,  will also be combined with an exhibition of his works and collections in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery entitled “Sketches are Contagious”.   The talk will give  a brief  history  of  sketching from 35,000 BC featuring images  of famous  drawings  from the Caves of Lascaux and Altamira , the vase drawings  of  Greece,  and from the royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. We will have a look at sketches by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Picasso, concluding with multi-sketch computer -video productions used by contemporary architects.

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