Tiepolo Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum

November 8 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Morgan Library & Museum in New York have just opened their latest Old Master Drawings exhibition. Spirit and Invention: Drawings by Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo will be an opportunity to open up one the world's largest collections of drawings by both masters, and their events schedule includes lectures, online talks and a concert.

According to the exhibition's blurb:

The Morgan is home to one of the world’s largest and most important collections of drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo (1696–1770) and his eldest son Domenico (1727–1804), with more than 300 representative examples of their lively invention and masterful techniques. Combining highlights from the Morgan’s collection with carefully selected loans, this exhibition will provide a comprehensive look at the Tiepolos’ work as draftsmen, focusing on the role of drawing in their creative process and the distinct physical and stylistic properties of their graphic work. At the core of the collection and exhibition are substantial groups of Giambattista’s drawings that relate to major ceiling fresco projects of the 1740s and 1750s. A fresh look at the style, function, and material properties of these working drawings has yielded new insights into their purposes.

The show will run until 28th January 2024.

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