Studies of Figures behind a Balustrade, about 1522, Andrea del Sarto. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Andrea del Sarto: Secrets of Renaissance Creativity


Museum Lecture Hall

Investigating the creative processes of the Italian Renaissance masters involves detective work that yields as many questions as it does answers. By examining evidence gathered from the works of the Florentine master Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530), Julian Brooks, curator of drawings at the Getty, charts which mysteries of their production can be solved today, and which may remain forever unknown.

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