21 exceptional drawings from rich collection of Herbert P. Horne is displayed in the Horne Museum. The exhibition titled “Raffaello, Rubens, Tiepolo. Studi d’Autore dal ‘500 al ‘700” is open till July 31st. It showcases works made by illustrious artists: Rafael, Peter Paul Rubens, Giambattista Tiepolo, Giorgio Vasari, Ludovico Carraci, Federico Barocci, Pietro da Cortona.
The sketches follow a cronological order from the 16th to the 18th century, and depict a wide range of subjects, from prestigious commissions to the frescoes found in the Vatican and the Hall of the 500 in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio.
The styles of masterpieces are also varied – each sketches attesting to the stylistic distinctions of the individual artists, mirroring the taste and interests of Horne as a collector. There is also a group of sketches used by painters and sculptors in the process of realization of their works. Among them are three works of Raphael for the Vatican’s frescoes, including the study “Group of lay dignitaries and ecclesiastics for “The Oath of Leo III” and the study for the “Age of Silver” of Pietro di Cortona.
You will also appreciate works never exhibited before at the Horne Museum, such as the “Dominican Saints” by Giorgio Vasari or the “A boatman rowing” by Ludovico Carracci treasured for this exhibition.
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