Drawn to Perfection: Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

15 June – 23 September 2018

In partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, this new exhibition explores the functions and forms of Renaissance and Baroque works on paper.

Federico Barocci, The head of an old man, c1575

Absolutely integral to the processes of art, drawings have always served many crucial and varied functions.

This first exhibition in a new partnership between the Barber Institute and Royal Collection Trust explores their use – as prototypes for paintings and frescoes, tapestries, sculpture or architecture, and as detailed working sketches that allow an artist to explore the subject or trial compositional ideas.

It includes a wealth of exquisite works on paper by brilliant Renaissance and Baroque Masters, including Bernini, Carracci, Claude, and Poussin, and is curated by students from the University’s MA Art History and Curating course.

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Opening times

Weekdays: 10am - 5pm
Weekends: 11am - 5pm

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