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Anthony Panzera: The Big Picture, Life-Size Scrolls and Drawings
January 28 to March 6, 1998
Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums
Anthony Panzera's remarkable series of monumental scrolls and drawings of the nude is impressive in its scale and startling in its immediacy. Large and beautiful, the life-size drawings present a contemporary perspective that carries forward a genre of drawing with a long and rich tradition.
The nude figure is an aesthetic theme of endless variation and can be traced to the very beginnings of art. The desire to depict the human form has been the source of inspiration for much of the world's great art. Panzera's drawings are deeply rooted in traditions which value the nude as the culmination of beauty. The artist's connection with the classical past, particularly the great masters of the Renaissance, is very obvious. Yet the scale and method of presentation of his drawings bring something very original and contemporary to this classical tradition.
University of Richmond Museums
Richmond, Virginia; Lewiston, Maine; Hickory, North Carolina
Anthony Panzera, life-size scrolls, drawings, University of Richmond Museums
Art and Design | Fine Arts
University of Richmond Museums. Anthony Panzera: The Big Picture, Life-Size Scrolls and Drawings, January 28 to March 06, 1998, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums. Richmond, Virginia: University of Richmond Museums, 1998. Exhibition Brochure.