New York

Italian Renaissance Drawings

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Drawings from the Italian Renaissance is the first of a series of exhibitions devoted to master drawings from public and private collections located in the New York area to be organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art together with the Pierpont Morgan Library. Beginning logically with the first great epoch in Western art from which drawings survive in any number, the exhibition provides a sumptuous first course in what promises to be a feast for the eyes extending over several seasons. As the masters of the Italian Renaissance still hold the favored position in public taste that they have enjoyed for centuries, this joint show will perform a valuable service in introducing many to the enjoyment, connoisseurship, and study of the whole field of drawings through examples by well-loved artists. Still most passionately explored by specialized collectors and scholars, drawings hold an immense

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