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Master Drawings from the Permanent Collection

Antonio Galli Bibiena
Antonio Galli Bibiena
(Italian, 1697- ca. 1744)
Stage Design: Interior of a Courtyard with Equestrian Statues and Columns
second quarter of the eighteenth century
Pen and brown ink with blue and gray washes

This exhibition displayed selections from the Museum’s collection of over 300 drawings ranging in date from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. Organized in three historical sections, the first installment (June 21–October 20, 2002) included works, created in Italy, France, and Northern Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, that represented a selection of media, styles, and subjects popular during this period. Religious subjects, mythological and historical designs, and intimate landscapes and genre subjects were popular.

The second installment (October 23, 2002–February 2, 2003) exhibited examples of academic, Rococo, neoclassical, Romantic, and Impressionist styles. The earliest drawings were created as academic studies for religious paintings, but examples of set design, caricature, Neoclassical illustration, and portraiture reminded viewers of the important place of drawings in the material culture of the period.

The third installment (February 5–July 6, 2003) featured many of the important stylistic movements of the twentieth century from the abstract and non-representational styles that began in the first few decades of the 1900s to the representational styles of the 1930s through the 1960s. The super-realism/photo-realism of the last quarter of the twentieth century was also represented.


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