The Drawing

Author: Catherine Whistler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910807156


Page: 256

View: 5467

-This book will accompany a 'once in a generation' show, the like of which has not been seen for over thirty years The Ashmolean Museum and the Albertina are collaborating on a two-part exhibition project that will examine anew the role and the significance of drawing in Raphael's career. The Ashmolean holds the greatest collection of Raphael drawings in the world, and the Albertina is the custodian of a major collection including some of the most beautiful and important of the artist's sketches. Taken together, the two collections provide extraordinary resources that, amplified by carefully-selected international loans, will allow us to transform our understanding of the art of Raphael. The Oxford exhibition is based on new research by Dr Catherine Whistler of the Ashmolean Museum and Dr Ben Thomas from the University of Kent, in collaboration with Dr Achim Gnann of the Albertina. It will take Raphael's art of drawing as its focus, with the concept of eloquence as its underlying structure. Oratory runs as a linking thread in Raphael's drawings, which stand out for the importance given to the study of gestures, facial expressions, and drapery. Moreover, Raphael treated the expressive figure of the orator - poet, philosopher, muse, apostle, saint or sibyl - in fascinating and significant ways throughout his life. This selection of drawings demonstrates how Raphael created a specific mode of visual invention and persuasive communication through drawing. He used drawing both as conceptual art (including brainstorming sheets) and as a practice based on attentive observation (such as drawing from the posed model). Yet Raphael's drawings also reveal how the process of drawing in itself, with its gestural rhythms and spontaneity, can be a form of thought, generating new ideas. The Oxford exhibition will present drawings that span Raphael's entire career, encompassing many of his major projects and exploring his visual language from inventive ideas to full compositions. The extraordinary range of drawings by Raphael in the Ashmolean and the Albertina, enhanced by appropriate loans, will enable this exhibition to cast new light on this familiar artist, transforming our understanding of Raphael's art. This book preludes a major exhibition, which will run from June to September 2017, with a range of events happening throughout this time.

Raphael to Renoir

Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna

Author: Stijn Alsteens,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),National Gallery of Scotland

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393070

Category: Drawing

Page: 303

View: 2700

"The works from the Bonna Collection are illustrated in color, and whenever possible, at their actual sizes. They are arranged chronologically by the artist's date of birth and are grouped according to the main artistic schools. This volume is introduced by an interview with Jean Bonna by George Goldner. Each drawing is then described in an entry, many of which have comparative illustrations that shed further light on individual works."--BOOK JACKET.

Drawings by Raphael

From the Royal Library, the Ashmolean, the British Museum, Chatsworth, and Other English Collections

Author: John A. Gere,Nicholas Turner

Publisher: British Museum Press


Category: Art

Page: 253

View: 7780

Michelangelo and Raphael Drawings

Author: Catherine Whistler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714880792

Category: Drawing, Italian

Page: 80

View: 6294

Raphael and Michelangelo were both superb draughtsmen, whose drawings were sought after by other artists and by collectors in their own time. Trained in the Quattrocento workshop tradition of skilful control in drawing, and inspired by the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael each brought technical mastery to new heights and in so doing transformed the status of drawing itself. In this handbook the technique and purpose of a variety of drawings by both artists are scrutinised in an attempt to examine the attitude to drawing and the working methods of these temperamentally opposed masters. The drawings selected are all in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, which has one of the finest groups of Raphael drawings in the world and an important collection of drawings by Michelangelo.

Raphael and His Circle

Drawings from Windsor Castle

Author: Martin Clayton,Raphael,Windsor Castle. Royal Library,Queen's Gallery (London, England)

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858940762

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 8569

Provides an intimate view into the creative processes of one of history's greatest artists.



Author: Joachim W. Jacoby,Martin Sonnabend

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783777458113

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 312

"Raphael's influence on western art is unique. He is a defining artist of the modern age, together with Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Dürer. This book, published to coincide with an exhibition of a selection of his drawings at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, includes extensive documentation and outstanding reproductions. Raphael (1483-1520) was one of the protagonists of the Italian Renaissance. His Vatican frescos and, above all, his paintings of the Virgin Mary defined entire epochs of European art history, not only as an inspiration but also as undisputed ideals. The collection of drawings by Raphael in the Städel Museum is unique in Germany. Together with exquisite loans from other museums that add to our insight into the artist's ingenious and technically versatile oeuvre, they make up the Frankfurt exhibition. Cooperation with private collections such as those in The Queen's Gallery, London and museums in Paris, Oxford, London, Florence and New York have enabled this sensational combination of world-class works."--Publisher's website.

Peter Paul Rubens

The Drawings

Author: Anne-Marie S. Logan,Peter Paul Rubens,Michiel Plomp,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300104944

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 2322

A magnificent selection of drawings by one of the greatest artists of the seventeenth century

The Drawings of Bronzino

Author: Carmen Bambach,Agnolo Bronzino,Janet Cox-Rearick,George R. Goldner,Philippe Costamagna

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393542

Category: Art

Page: 323

View: 4781

Drawings by the great Italian Mannerist painter and poet Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) are extremely rare. This important and beautiful publication brings together for the first time nearly all of the sixty drawings attributed to this leading draftsman of the 16th century. Each drawing is illustrated in color, discussed in detail, and shown with many comparative photographs. Bronzino's technical virtuosity as a draftsman and his mastery of anatomy and perspective are vividly apparent in each stroke of the chalk, pen, or brush. The younger generations of Florentine artists particularly admired Bronzino for his technical virtuosity as a painter, and Giorgio Vasari praised him for his powers as a disegnatore (designer and draftsman)

Raphael and His Age

Drawings from the Palais Des Beaux-arts, Lille

Author: Paul Joannides,Raphael,Musée des Beaux-Arts (Lille),Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium),Cleveland Museum of Art,Lille (France). Musée des beaux-arts

Publisher: Reunion Des Musees Nationaux


Category: Art

Page: 206

View: 7543


Author: Achim Gnann,C. Whistler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777428598


Page: 448

View: 9376

Raphael is truly a universal genius of the High Renaissance -- be it as a painter and architect in Florence and Rome or in the employment of popes and worldly rulers. His masterful drawings perfectly illustrate his thought and creative processes from the sk etch all the way to the finished composition. Featuring about 160 drawings and paintings, the volume assembles all of the artist's major projects. Along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael ranks among the most important masters of art history . This volume presents his most significant and finest drawings and paintings and, in doing so, provides an overview of the various periods of his career: from the early Umbrian period (until 1504) and the years in Florence (1504 - 1508) to the Roman period (1508 - 1520). Based on this wealth of material, the volume examines Raphael's design methods as well as his process of preparing panel or canvas paintings and frescoes. Another focus is on the materials, such as silverpoint, pen, ink, charcoal or red chalk, which he used at particular times to accomplish specific tasks.


Divine Draftsman and Designer

Author: Carmen C. Bambach,Claire Barry,Francesco Caglioti,Caroline Elam,Marcella Marongiu,Mauro Mussolin

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396371

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 423

Consummate painter, draftsman, sculptor, and architect, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was celebrated for his disegno, a term that embraces both drawing and conceptual design, which was considered in the Renaissance to be the foundation of all artistic disciplines. To his contemporary Giorgio Vasari, Michelangelo was “the divine draftsman and designer” whose work embodied the unity of the arts. Beautifully illustrated with more than 350 drawings, paintings, sculptures, and architectural views, this book establishes the centrality of disegno to Michelangelo’s work. Carmen C. Bambach presents a comprehensive and engaging narrative of the artist’s long career in Florence and Rome, beginning with his training under the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio and the sculptor Bertoldo and ending with his seventeen-year appointment as chief architect of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The chapters relate Michelangelo’s compositional drawings, sketches, life studies, and full-scale cartoons to his major commissions—such as the ceiling frescoes and the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel, the church of San Lorenzo and its New Sacristy (Medici Chapel) in Florence, and Saint Peter’s—offering fresh insights into his creative process. Also explored are Michelangelo’s influential role as a master and teacher of disegno, his literary and spiritual interests, and the virtuoso drawings he made as gifts for intimate friends, such as the nobleman Tommaso de’ Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna, the marchesa of Pescara. Complementing Bambach’s text are thematic essays by leading authorities on the art of Michelangelo. Meticulously researched, compellingly argued, and richly illustrated, this book is a major contribution to our understanding of this timeless artist.

Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance

Author: Claire Van Cleave

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026773

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 329

"Beginning with an examination of drawing as part of the creative process, and showing how it reveals the artist's mind at work, the author explains in detail the materials and techniques used in Renaissance drawings. It also considers how drawings were used, how they changed stylistically through the period and how they varied in different regions of Italy. It concludes with a brief look at connoisseurship and collecting."--Amazon.

Rembrandt Drawings

116 Masterpieces in Original Color

Author: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486461491

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 679

This deluxe hardcover edition features drawings by the Dutch master from the collections of more than 20 European and American museums. Beautifully produced in a generous format on high-quality paper, this volume spans the artist's prolific career and includes superb examples of landscapes, biblical vignettes, figure studies, animal sketches, and portraits.

Michelangelo : Zeichnungen eines Genies

Author: Achim Gnann,Michelangelo Buonarroti,Klaus Albrecht Schröder

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag

ISBN: 9783775725897

Category: Art

Page: 415

View: 9749

The majestic rendering of his nulles, his accomplished treatment of the human anatomy, and his virtuosity characterize the drawings of Michelangelo (1475-1564). Masterpieces from the most distinguished museums in the world will be shown alongside treasures from the Albertina's own collections, affording a unique look at the graphic oeuvre of the great Florentine artist. This publication spans a wide range of works, from the drawings he crcated in his youth, his studies for the Battle of Cascina and the frescoes for the Sistine Chapel, to the presentation drawings for Tommaso de' Cavalieri as well as later crucifixion scenes. Drawings and paintings by other artists, done after the master's sketches, illuminate the dimension and impact of his art, and show him within the context of his own time. In his catalogue entries Achim Gnann also examines some critics' doubts about the attributions of numerous drawings to Michelangelo.

European Drawings 3

Catalogue of the Collections

Author: Nicholas Turner,Lee Hendrix,Carol Plazzotta

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892364807

Category: Art

Page: 344

View: 6242

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