From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings from the Prado

From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings from the Prado

by Nicolas Turner
     
 

The sixteenth century was a key period for the development of drawing in Europe. The wide range of drawing types, the variety of regional and individual styles, and the importance which artists gave to this medium meant that this was an important time for the development of the technique. Painters learned that drawing was not just a practical exercise for the purposes… See more details below

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The sixteenth century was a key period for the development of drawing in Europe. The wide range of drawing types, the variety of regional and individual styles, and the importance which artists gave to this medium meant that this was an important time for the development of the technique. Painters learned that drawing was not just a practical exercise for the purposes of study but also that it allowed them great freedom in expressing their imaginations and individual artistic personalities.

Originally published in Spanish to accompany an exhibition held at the Prado in 2005, this lavishly illustrated catalog features works that have been selected to explain the intrinsic importance of the medium of drawing. Prior to their exhibition at the Prado, the sixteenth-century Italian works presented here were mostly unknown, for they had never previously been studied as a group. Assembled by Pedro Fernandez Duran, this remarkable collection of drawings, built up from old European collections in the seventeenth to nineteeneth centuries, was donated to the Prado in 1931.

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ISBN-13:
9780883971550
Publisher:
Art Services International
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.80(d)

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