The Collection of Drawings and Graphics of Foreign Authors covers the time span between the 16th and the 21st century. The collection is divided into national schools among which the most represented are French, German, Dutch, Flemish and Italian schools (Jacques Callot, Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Jan Sadeler, Hendrick Goltzius, Giovanni-Battista Piranesi). The Collection also safeguards a group of Japanese wood carvings in the Ukiyo-e style from the 18th and 19th century of authors such as Eisen (The Most Beautiful Lady of Edo), Hiroshige (from the cycle 100 Famous Views of Edo), Kunisada and Toyokuni with portraits of famous actors.
The most valuable artefacts of the Collection are the drawings of European artists created in the period between Realism and Classical Avant-garde. Among the studies and sketches the most prominent by their importance are the works of Camille Corot (Pasture near the Swamp), Edgar Degas (from the cycle Ballerinas and Women Bathing), Vincent van Gogh (The Writer at his Desk), Pierre Auguste Renoir (from the cycle Guitar Players), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Portrait of Ivette Guilbert), Auguste Rodin (Female nude) and Pablo Picasso (Women in the Interior, Horseman). A special group consists of drawings which are among the highest achievements of individual author’s such as Odilon Redon (Chimera, The Look, The Profile), Henri Matisse (Head of a Girl) El Lissitzky (Composition), Laszlo Moholi-Nagy (Ramp, Architecture in Glass).
Curator: Dragana Kovacic, MA, Museum Advisor