500 years of Italian drawings from the Princeton University Museum

Mar 03, 2024 905

On View February 16 – June 23, 2024. Benton Museum of Art Pomona College, 120 W. Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA. The Princeton University Art Museum’s collection of more than one thousand Italian drawings is renowned for its quality, scope, and scholarly importance. This exhibition showcases ninety-five rarely seen works from the late fifteenth to early twentieth centuries by numerous artists including Michelangelo, Parmigianino, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Amedeo Modigliani.

Organized along thematic lines, the exhibition also focuses on the virtuoso draftsmanship of three signature painters—Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo—who are particularly well represented in the Museum’s collection. Sections devoted to technique, artistic education, and the preparatory process demonstrate the pivotal role played by disegno, or drawing and design, encompassing both the mental formulation and the physical act of creation.

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SOURCE: IIC Los Angeles

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