Crocker Art Museum

Sacramento, California

(916) 264-5423.


The Loaded Brush: Recent Watercolors from the Crocker Art Museum Collection

April 9 though July 5, 1998


Ladies Dance, Gladys Nilsson, 1975, watercolor on paper, Crocker Art Museum Collection

In its directness and transparency, the watercolor medium at once challenges and rewards artists. Applied liquid, colors dry evenly or pool, and always reveal earlier layers of drawing or paint underlying the image. However treated, watercolor admits no error, and offers viewers unique insights into how they have been developed. Their sumptuousness and shimmering surfaces, as well as the fact they can be easily transported to make studies from nature, have long attracted artists to this medium, either for occasional forays or as an area of speciaiization.


Map #3, Jeremy Anderson, 1963, ink, watercolor and gouache on paper, Crocker Art Museum Collection

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