I went along to see the Watteau: The Drawings exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts. It is a major retrospective of Jean Antoine Watteau's (1684-1721) drawings. At first glance I wasn't sure what to think, but as I walked around and took in each of the drawings, many created in red chalk, I quickly appreciated the beauty in the detail. The exhibit is an intimate account of the creative process that went into his work. The focus is on his drawings with one or two examples of his finished work. They fill an entire wall to ensure we appreciate evert little detail....and I did. You can see more examples of his work, here.
The exhibit is on at the Royal Academy of Art until 5 June 2011.
It is worth the visit :)