The Drawing Room is the only public gallery in the UK and Europe dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing. The Drawing Room produces exhibitions, artist-led projects, talks and publications that provide opportunities for artists, across nationalities, generations and cultures, to develop their practice. The visionary programme is widely disseminated via the web, exhibition tours and the international distribution of publications.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Fra Angelica to Leonardo Italian Renaissance Drawings at the British Museum

An impressive selection which includes some real gems including Antonio Pisanello’s ‘Three Men’ of c. 1433, a work intended as a presentation drawing and his drawings of ‘Hanged Men’ of 1434-8 which show corpses in varying states of decay; Andrea Mantegna’s ‘Man on a Stone Slab’ of c. 1475-85; the ‘Head of a woman’ by Andrea del Verrocchio (who was Leonardo’s teacher); and some fantastic Leonardo drawings. The exhibition finishes with Titian’s ‘Young Woman’ drawing of 1510-5.

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