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Art Activity: Let’s Make a Drawing September 24, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tags: mfah, drawings, family-activities

Untitled (Two Structures) by Julio Alpuy,  graphite and ink on paper, 1949

Julio Alpuy, Sin título (Dos estructuras) [Untitled (Two structures)], 1949, graphite and ink on paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of the estate of the artist. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AGADU, Uruguay

Create your own drawing, inspired by the work of Julio Alpuy.

Create your own drawing, inspired by the work of Julio Alpuy.

Collaborate with a family member or friend to create ink drawings inspired by Julio Alpuy’s Untitled (Two Structures). Use the family-friendly activity guide and how-to video below to explore shapes and make one-of-a-kind drawings.

Uruguayan-born artist Julio Alpuy is known for his paintings, sculptures, and drawings, each marked by his unique style of stacking block-like forms that represent buildings, figures, and everyday objects.

Alpuy began his career in 1935 when he moved from Tacuarembó to Montevideo to study under artist Joaquín Torres-García. Alpuy’s early work evolved from the use of heavy impasto in still lifes and landscapes, to a more stylized body of paintings. His work is in the collections of the MFAH, Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, among other institutions.

Explore more of Alpuy’s art in the MFAH collections, and let his 1949 drawing Sin título (Dos estructuras) [Untitled (Two Structures)] inspire you to make ink-on-paper drawings of your own.

Download the activity guide


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