INTERNATIONAL WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION 14TH BIENNIAL
‘For the first time since the war the Museum’s International Watercolour Exhibition again includes a comprehensive groups of modern papers from Europe. It has always been the policy of the Museum to limit foreign representation to three countries – this year England, France and Italy – with the purpose of covering more fully in each the significant modern developments.’ (catalogue note)
A catalogue, with a checklist of works, was published by the Brooklyn Museum to accompany the show.
A paint composed of water-soluble pigment, which has been ground in gum, usually gum Arabic. When made opaque with white, watercolour is generally called gouache. Colours are usually applied and spread with brushes and water, but other tools can also be used. Most watercolour painting is done on paper, but other absorbent grounds can also be employed. The term also denotes a work of art executed in this medium.