More than 90 rarely seen masterworks by legendary artists from the 15th through the early 20th centuries, including Carpaccio, Michelangelo, Tiepolo and Modigliani, illustrate significant new research and insights on the Princeton University Art Museum's collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings, which is widely considered to be one of the finest collections of its kind in the U.S. The exhibition is accompanied by an scholarly catalogue, Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum.
Curated by Laura Giles, the exhibition presents Italian draftsmanship from the early Renaissance to early Modernism. Artists in the exhibition include Barocci, Bernini, Cambiaso, Carpaccio, Annibale Carracci, Cortona, Guercino, Michelangelo, Modigliani, Parmigianino, Rosa, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese.
Among the highlights of the exhibition are two standing Middle Eastern women by Venetian artist Vittore Carpaccio (circa 1501–08); an elegant torso of a man in armor by the mannerist master Parmigianino (circa 1521–22); the rare brush drawing Saint Herculianus Visited by an Angel by celebrated Venetian painter Veronese (circa 1586–87); a rare red chalk study of a nude by the groundbreaking Baroque prodigy Gian Lorenzo Bernini (circa 1618–24); Giambattista Tiepolo’s dynamic Seated Woman and Satyr on Clouds (circa 1740); and a languorous female nude by early modernist Amedeo Modigliani (circa 1914).
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