Art for All Ages

William Fritsch's avatar William Fritsch

Art for All Ages - This medium is unique. In a traditional, monochromatic graphite or charcoal drawing, what the artist adds to the paper represents what is "not there." In contrast, each stroke of white pencil on black paper reveals the true substance of the viewed object and leaves the shadows in darkness, where they belong. The setting is based on a family trip, with the artist's son-in-law and two grand-daughters, to view the gallery of the famous Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Because the Rivera murals are a 360-degree viewing experience, two of the three main subjects in the foreground of the drawing are oriented in a controversial but natural position - facing away from the viewer. This allows the viewer to participate actively within the drawing while the others are enjoying the murals.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5-inches
  • Medium: White pencil on black paper
  • Width: 42-inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 50-inches