An Impetuous Genius: Drawings by Jacopo Tintoretto
John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard curator and head of the department of drawings and prints, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
Although Tintoretto's paintings are immediately recognizable to most museum-goers and visitors to Venice, his drawings are unfamiliar even to many scholars of the Italian Renaissance. In conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth, John Marciari has organized the first exhibition ever to provide a comprehensive look at Tintoretto’s drawings. Drawings in Tintoretto’s Venice presents a new overview of Tintoretto’s work as a draftsman and will be on view at the Morgan Library & Museum from October 2018 to January 2019, moving to the National Gallery of Art from March to May 2019, Drawings in Tintoretto’s Venice presents a new overview of Tintoretto’s work as a draftsman. The lecture will introduce the principal themes of the exhibition, with a look at Tintoretto’s sources, the evolution of his drawing style, his use of drawings as part of his painting practice, as well as for the purpose of training a large workshop of assistants. Marciari will also reflect on the problems of studying Tintoretto as a draftsman and on planning an exhibition with loans from collections across the US and Europe.
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