Called the "Rembrandt of the South," Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, il Guercino (1591-1666) was one of the most versatile and accomplished Italian draftsmen of the seventeenth century. His drawings are among the most instantly appealing of those of any artist. This book investigates the nature of this appeal and looks at what makes Guercino such an extraordinary draftsman for his period. It examines his ways of working, choices of subject matter, drawing techniques, and media--aspects of his work that have never been studied so directly before. Such an innovative approach yields scholarly insights, as well as an accessible and appealing volume. The book accompanies an exhibition of Guercino drawings from the collections of the Courtauld Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, on view at both venues (Los Angeles, October 2006; London, February 2007).
Julian Brooks has been assistant curator of drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum since 2004 and came to the Getty after four years at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, where he curated, and wrote the catalogue for, the successful exhibition Graceful and True: Drawing in Florence c.1600 (Oxford, 2003).
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, 2006. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110892368624
Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 2006. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0892368624