‘De Ziel van de Meester’ catalogue

Antwerp drawings, from Rubens to Panamarenko

You can hide anywhere – apart from in a drawing. In a drawing, the artist bares his or her soul. De ziel van de Meester (‘The Soul of the Master’) presents a number of masterpieces from the Print Cabinet’s collection. It enables you to savour the art of drawing to the full.

Savouring the art of drawing

Drawing is still fundamental for many artists. It is a direct way to jot down an idea or present a concept visually. More than any other medium, drawings betray the hand of the master. The use of line and the nuances often reveal the most intimate aspects of an oeuvre. Through this direct character, the artist bares his or her soul in a drawing. 

With its rich graphical collection, the Print Cabinet is today among the fifty most important such institutions in the world. This book presents a number of highlights from the collection and offers the reader and viewer the chance to savour the art of drawing to the full.

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