Tag Archives: Old Master Drawings

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Federico Barocci at the National Gallery London until the 19th May

By Richard P. Townsend None other than a saint, Philip Neri himself—founder of the Oratorian order and so-called “Apostle of Rome”— used to sit “rapt in the sweetest ecstasy” in front of Federico Barocci’s altarpiece The Visitation in his order’s mother church, the Chiesa Nuova in Rome. Centuries later, a young art history student wept […]

Master Drawings in New York through January 2013

New York is at this moment the happy, temporary home to a combined collection of master drawings that would be the envy of the greatest drawings cabinets from London and Paris to Amsterdam and Berlin. Sheets by Mantegna, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse—to name only a few of […]