Renaissance Drawing - An Illustrated Lecture
Lecture | Perrins Hall, Worcester Royal Grammar School
Wednesday 27 September 2017 - 18:45 until 20:30
This special lecture by art historian, author and TV presenter, Richard Stemp features highlights from two major 2017 exhibitions: one devoted to Raphael's drawings, at the Ashmolean this summer, and the exhibition of portrait drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt at the National Portrait Gallery until 22 October. It will examine the different forms and functions taken by drawing and show how it served Renaissance artists. From contract specifications and records of things seen, through developmental images bringing these aspects together, to a finished project ready to be created, drawing was essential. It came to be seen as the best embodiment of the artist's inspiration and unique talent. As well as works from the exhibitions, the lecture will also enable the group to enjoy examples of the best drawings from Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries.
This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.