The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings

Sacramento, California: The Crocker Art Museum will host “The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art” through February 12, 2012.

Disegno, or the ideal expression of form through line, was central to Italian art for more than three centuries. In Italian art especially, drawing formed the basis for every manner of visual expression in the 16th through 18th centuries, from printmaking to painting to sculpture.

Bust of a Male Saint by Pietro Antonio Novelli, disegno, Italian drawing, art exhibition

Bust of a Male Saint (n.d.; pen and brown ink on paper, 8.25x6.375) by Pietro Antonio Novelli. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; university purchase

This exhibition, compiled from the collections of the Georgia Museum of Art and Giuliano Ceseri, explores the variety and beauty of Italian draftsmanship through 53 drawings and prints by artists such as Stefano della Bella, Piranesi, Domenico Campagnola and Ciro Ferri.

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