European Master Drawings

The Creative Interpretation and Techniques

October 12, 2023 to March 15, 2024

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child.

– Pablo Picasso 

Perhaps it is worth remembering that there are no rules in drawing, apart from the artists’ own intention and ability to use the material as he/she wishes. Ultimately, drawing is far more complex than this exhibition suggests, involving numerous stages and the use of a multitude of materials. This exhibition of previously unseen drawings is therefore an opportunity to engage with artists and their individual relationship to the tools of their craft. The works created by European artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century are chosen to emphasize a breadth of approach and drawing’s role in the history of art.

The exhibition features a notable selection of Spanish drawings, with works by Murillo, Alonso Cano, Maella, Camaron, Vicente Lopez, and Isidre Nonell. Drawings from Italy are also well represented.