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    PLATFORM PROMOTING
    OLD MASTERS AND
    ANTIQUITIES TO A 21ST
    CENTURY AUDIENCE.
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    CONCEPT IN ARTS
    ENGAGEMENT, INSPIRING
    AND ENTERTAINING.
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    CURATED VISITS, FILMS,
    AND RESEARCH-LED
    PUBLICATIONS
    PROMOTING EXCELLENCE.

Practice of Drawing

Colnaghi Foundation presents The Practice of Drawing, a digital gallery of some of the most compelling but rarely displayed drawings in the Western tradition from collections around the world. With short but informative film clips featuring by leading drawings experts such as Professor Catherine Whistler, Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, the website provides an introduction to the little-known world of drawings for non-specialists. The website has been funded thanks to support from the Tavolozza Foundation, the Charles Douglas Home Memorial Trust, and Colnaghi gallery.

Different pathways enable visitors to explore Medieval and Renaissance drawings as well works from the 17th century to the present day. Short introductory texts provide general context, and links are provided to museum websites, with further information about publications and key materials and techniques.
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The Grand Tour in Venice

The Grand Tour was a rite of passage, a tour round Europe taken traditionally by aristocratic young men as a means of rounding off their education before settling down to the more serious business of life. Its heyday was the eighteenth century and its goal was Italy, where many travellers acquired Old Master paintings and classical sculpture to adorn their town or country houses.


The present “Grand Tour Diaries” focus on Venice and the descriptions of visitors and residents over a period of three hundred years.

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Colnaghi Studies Journal 5

Colnaghi Foundation are delighted to announce the publication of our recent journal, Colnaghi Studies Journal 5.

This volume features articles in honour of Edgar Peters Bowron in acknowledgment of his outstanding achievements as a curator and scholar of eighteenth-century Italian art.



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Greco

16 October
until 10 February 2020

Grand Palais, Galerie sud-est, Paris

Leonardo da Vinci : A Life in Drawing

24 May
until 13 October 2019

The Queen's Gallery, London

Verrocchio, Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence

15 September
until 12 January 2020

The National Gallery, Washington D.C