The Graphic Masters Show at Seattle Art Museum was such a treat as it contained three of my long-time artist influences: Dürer, Rembrandt, and Goya.
Why they inspire me
Dürer's lines, filled with energy and play-
Rembrandt's mastery of light and dark-
Goya's soft tones and use of bizarre imagery-
There were also works by Hogarth, Picasso and R. Crumb.
Hogarth doesn't move me.
I prefer Picasso's pre-WWII work.
When I was a hippie teen, I enjoyed the subversive nature of Crumb's work but over time his subject matter lost its allure. So I was excited to see the way he tackled Genesis and, wow, is his work beautiful. Rooms filled with all the original panels of line work. I even bought the book.