Drawing with Monet & Matisse: from Impressionism to Modernism


ZOOM SESSION | Wednesday | Number of Lessons: 1 | 11/09/2022 - 11/09/2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

The passage from the 19th to the 20th century, was a moment of great creative ferment and revolutionary change in the Art world.

The drawings we will copy in this session of Drawing with, will permit us to appreciate the radical changes that happened in just a few decades in Art and were created by Claude Monet, the founder of Impressionism, and by Henry Matisse, the great post-Impressionist, Fauvist, Modernist (et cetera et cetera) painter and sculptor.

The drawings are both portraits, Monet’s is executed in red chalk and charcoal with a very traditional technique and realistic rendering of the subject. Matisse’s work is in charcoal, the face of the sitter is stylized, may be influenced by the aesthetics of Primitivism, executed with fluid but bold charcoal strokes.

Join me, Wednesday November 9, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, for this Zoom session of drawing and creativity.

The session is will be recorded, and, as usual, the recording will be added to your New Renaissance Atelier Video library for you to watch as many times as you want.


  • A few sheets of white drawing paper, such as Strathmore Drawing or Cason, in medium finish.
  • Red (sanguine) crayons in pencil or sticks, such as Conte, Cretacolor, General’s.
  • Charcoal in sticks in medium and soft gradation. Nitram is the best choice for non-compressed charcoal sticks.
  • Kneaded eraser, sandpaper, sharpener

(Drawings by Monet and Matisse)

roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.