Drawing from the Collections: Drawing a Rhinoceros

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online drawing classes. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on drawing with pen or pencil on paper, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections. 

This live art-making class is inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s The Rhinoceros. Rendered with linear wizardry, the rich textural detail of Dürer’s rhinoceros inspired countless artistic representations over the next two centuries and was considered a valid image of the animal in German schoolbooks until the 1930s. In this session we will draw a rhinoceros in the wild by first looking at the big shapes and then refining those before committing to delicate details.