The British Museum Italian Renaissance drawings

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The British Museum: Italian Renaissance drawings
The British Museum unites fifty Italian Renaissance drawings from the Uffizi’s staggering collections with a similar number drawn from its own formidable holdings. Focusing on the development of drawing in Italy between 1400 and 1510, the exhibition incorporates works by Fra Angelico, Jacopo and Gentile Bellini, Botticelli, Carpaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Lippi, Andrea Mantegna, Michelangelo, Titian, and Andrea del Verrocchio. From preparatory sketches to highly finished masterworks, the show examines the many meanings and uses of drawing in the early Renaissance.

A catalogue by Hugo Chapman and Marzia Faietti accompanies the show, which will open at the Uffizi in Florence in February 2011.

Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings · British Museum, London · through July 25 · www.britishmuseum.org

Photo: Head of a Woman by Andrea del Verrocchio (1435–1488), c. 1475–1480. Trustees of the British Museum, London.