Circa 1800 Art Géometrique Drawing - Plate #18
Originally published as black-and-white plates in a 1901 treatise on technical illustration, drawings by French graphic virtuoso Ambale Tronquoy depict precisely rendered geometric forms. These works evidence the draughtsman's masterly combination of drawing and ink wash techniques. Each is a detailed consideration of light and shadow, line, surface, and volume. Dating from the 1800s, the drawings are considered a preface to 20th-century art movements like Minimalism.