Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman

SKU:
9781911300694
John Marciari
2019
120 pages
inches
Cover type: 
Paperback
$25.00

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591–1666), known as Guercino, was arguably the most interesting and diverse draftsman of the Italian Baroque era, a natural virtuoso who created brilliant drawings in a broad range of media. Accompanying an exhibition at the Morgan, which owns more than thirtyfive works by the artist, Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman offers an overview of the artist's graphic work. Selections range from early genre scenes and caricatures to dense and dynamic studies for paintings, to refined chalk drawings and landscapes that were ends in themselves.