Ferdinand Hodler: Drawings—Selections from the Musée Jenisch Vevey
Ferdinand Hodler: Drawings—Selections from the Musée Jenisch Vevey, at our partner institution, the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, focuses on the role of drawing in his practice, from quick compositional sketches to elaborate oil studies. The exhibition, on view until October 1, has approximately sixty works. Most of the drawings Hodler produced were preparatory studies for his large-scale figure compositions; these offer a fascinating account of his working process, which involved technical experiments with imprints, tracing, and collages. A few of his portrait drawings are also featured, including a poignant series in which he recorded the illness and death of his lover Valentine Godé-Darel.
Image: Ferdinand Holder, Compositional study for View into Infinity, Musée Jenisch Vevey Donation