From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A CENTURY OF ITALIAN DRAWINGS FROM THE PRADO
Marking the first time that most of these extraordinary 16th-century works have appeared outside the walls of the Prado Museum in Madrid, this exhibition of 70 superb drawings explores the working methods of the most important artists active in Italy during a time of unprecedented artistic patronage. Focusing on the period from Mannerism to the early Baroque (1520-1620), the works have been selected by Guest Curator Nicholas Turner, formerly of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum, and a specialist in Renaissance and Baroque drawings. Guilio Romano, Paolo Veronese, Giorgio Vasari, and Andrea del Sarto are just a few of the artists represented by detailed studies for commissioned works as well as intimate primi pensieri – the quick sketches that captured the “heat” of a creative moment. Research in preparation for the exhibition revealed that the two Michelangelo drawings included are figure studies for the Sistine Chapel’s Last Judgment.
Dates: October 2008 – July 2009
2008 October 25 - January 4, 2009
Frick Art and Historical Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
2009 January 24 - April 5 May 17 - July 26
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK)