Jerome Witkin

From the page of drawings at Jerome Witkin’s website. A sort of secular reworking of the Pieta. The masterful draftsmanship alone brings to mind the Renaissance, the emphasis on line, the hatch marks for shading, the immense assurance and the way form emerges so deftly at such a dramatic angle in the face of the figure who’s being held, the lips that hover there with such depth despite the paucity of information. And, when you stick with it awhile, you see what looks like Thing from the Addam’s Family having become sleek and clawlike, still scuttling across the floor.

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