NOVEMBER 19, 2011 - FEBRUARY 12, 2012
Disegno, or the ideal expression of form through line, was central to Italian art for more than three centuries. In Italian art especially, drawing formed the basis for every form of visual expression in the 16th through 18th centuries, from printmaking to painting to sculpture. This exhibition, drawn from the collections of the Georgia Museum of Art and Giuliano Ceseri, explores the variety and beauty of Italian draughtsmanship through drawings and prints by artists such as Stefano della Bella, Giambattista Piranesi, Domenico Campagnola, and Ciro Ferri.
More Exhibition Images
Antonio Canale, called Canaletto, View of a Town with the Tomb of a Bishop's Tomb, 1741-44. Etching on laid paper, 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 in. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; university purchase.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Carceri d’invenzione: Plate XI: The Arch with a Shell Ornament, 1749-50 and 1761. Etching, proof before state ii, plate 15 7/8 x 21 1/2 in. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, University Purchase.
Pier Antonio Novelli, Bust of a Male Saint, n.d. Pen and brown ink on paper mounted on another sheet, 8 1/4 x 6 3/8 in. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; university purchase.