Drop-In Drawing at the Denver Art Museum's "Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker" and "Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings"

During the months of October and November, Drop-In Drawing visited two major exhibits at the Denver Art Museum. In Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker we explored the intricate, inked line work that he meticulously and masterfully used to render biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre subjects. For Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings we explored loose, gestural mark-making and whimsical subject matter. We also considered what kind of monumental, iconic sculpture we would create if given the opportunity; participants came up with inventive ideas such as a large scale, interactive guitar and a functional bird bath. Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen created the Big Sweep, a 31 foot tall dustpan and broom sculpture in front of the museum; their current exhibit features drafts of their large-scale hard sculptures including the Big Sweep.