Titan to Canaletto

on Venerdì, 06 Novembre 2015. Posted in Uffizi's News

An exhibition of drawings at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University in collaboration with the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi

Titan to Canaletto
The exhibition was developed in close scientific collaboration between two of the major European collections of ancient drawings: the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi and the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University and intends to investigate the specific mode of development of the practice of drawing in Venice between 'era of Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto and that of Canaletto. With a selection of over one hundred drawings, coming in equal parts by the two collections, the exhibition proposes to highlight, through works dating from the age of Titian to the founding of the first Academy, in 1750, the crucial role played by design in the process creative and artistic apprenticeship in Venice. After the seat of Oxford exhibition will be staged in Florence in autumn 2016.