David Schutter

David Schutter

Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize
September 1, 2015–July 31, 2016
Profession
Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago
Project title
Drawing on Drawing
Project description

The Gabinetto delle Stampa, Instituto Nazionale per la Grafica at the Villa Farnesina and the drawing collection of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca possess a treasure of drawings made in seventeenth-century Rome and are a rich taxonomical catalog of Baroque mark making. Rome in the Baroque era was a melting pot of local and foreign artists making for an international aesthetic of averages. However, the drawings in the Villa Farnesina and the Accademia offer a view into the highly individualized, often localized, approaches to drawing. My own artistic practice is based on studying averages and differences in the tropes of visual art. In these archives, I would study the multilayered definitions of what Baroque drawing is by examining its same and different forms, making drawings from the experience, and assembling a kind of visual atlas of Baroque drawing tropes.