A Revolution on Paper: Why Italian Artists Drew
The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Hugo Chapman, curator of Italian drawings at the British Museum, explores how drawing radically transformed the thinking and working practice of Renaissance artists such as Andrea Mantegna, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo da Vinci, and Titian. Chapman argues that, without paper, the creative innovations of Renaissance art would not have come about. Initially employed as a practical way of preserving artistic ideas, drawing later flourished into a vehicle for perfecting naturalistic forms and perspective. This talk investigates in detail the foundations of drawing in the Western tradition. Complements the exhibition From Line to Light: Renaissance Drawing in Florence and Venice, on view July 20–October 10, 2010.
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