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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
"From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


January 23rd, 2009 - April 5th, 2009
 
Male Head, Bartolomeo PasserottiBartolomeo Passerotti, Male Head,
pen and brown ink
© Courtesy of Museo del Prado, Madrid, D-1781 (FD 1368)
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This exhibition of 70 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 1520 to 1620, the exhibition features detailed studies for commissioned work as well as intimate primi pensieri — quick sketches that captured the "heat" of a creative moment.

This exhibition marks the first time that many of these extraordinary drawings have traveled outside of Spain's Prado Museum and includes works by artists such as Giulio Romano, Paolo Veronese, Giorgio Vasari, and Andrea del Sarto, as well as two recently discovered figural studies for Michelangelo's Last Judgment.

 


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