A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MORGAN REVEALS JACOPO TINTORETTO’S DRAWING PRACTICE AND LASTING IMPACT ON VENETIAN ART
Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
October 12, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Press Preview: Thursday, October 11, 11:30 am-12:45 am
The dramatic canvases of Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/1519–1594), with their muscular, expressive bodies, are some of the most distinctive of the Italian Renaissance. His drawings, however, have received less attention as a distinctive category in his oeuvre. Opening October 12, Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice will be the first exhibition since 1956 to focus on the drawing practice of this major artist. It will offer a new perspective on Tintoretto’s evolution as a draftsman, his individuality as an artist, and his influence on a generation of painters in northern Italy.