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The Practice of Drawing

The art of drawing has existed for as long as humanity itself. Here we focus on the practice of drawing in the Western tradition. We ask why artists draw, what they draw, and how they draw, looking at the development of artistic drawing from the early Renaissance to modern times. We look at some of the most extraordinary drawings from collections around the world which are seldom on public display because of their fragile nature. Click here to explore our microsite

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 9

Colnaghi Foundation are delighted to announce the publication of our recent journal, Colnaghi Studies Journal 9.

Our 9th edition presents articles on recent additions to the oeuvres of Eugène Delacroix, Taddeo Zuccaro, and Paolo Fiammingo. It also includes contributions on Renaissance drawings, the collection formed by the 4th Earl of Darnley, and Giorgione, as well a review of the important Epic Iran exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.






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Raphael and His Circle

15 October
until 15 November 2020

National Gallery of Art, Washtington D.C.

Artemisia

3 October 2020
until 21 January 2021

National Gallery, London

Reencuentro (Reunited)

6 June 2020
until 29 November 2020

Museo del Prado, Madrid