The Kunsthaus Zürich presents a selection from its small but prestigious collection of Italian drawings covering the period between Renaissance and Baroque.

Master draughtsmen

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The Kunsthaus Zürich presents a selection from its small but prestigious collection of Italian drawings covering the period between Renaissance and Baroque. In addition to a familiar gem from the Collection of Prints and Drawings – Raphael’s study for a fresco in the Vatican Palace – it reveals some previously unknown, masterful examples of the art created by Italians who have secured their place in art history, from Correggio and Guercino to Carlo Maratti.

Visitors are invited to watch draughtsmanship in action, tracing the expertly drawn lines on paper and so experiencing as immediately as possible the genesis of an artwork.

The exhibition is being staged in association with the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich.

Curator: Jonas Beyer / Michael Matile

Image above: Giovan Gioseffo Dal Sole, Lying naked Youth, c. 1680–1700, Kunsthaus Zürich

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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (known as Guercino), St. Paul Fed by a Raven, c. 1650–1655, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Giuseppe Cesari (known as Cavalier d’Arpino), Adam and Eve Banished from Paradise, 1602/1603, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Raffaello Sanzio (known as Raphael), Figure study for the Expulsion of Heliodorus, c. 1511, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (known as Il Grechetto), Noah Guiding the Animals into the Ark, c. 1660, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Carlo Maratti, Hercules Slaying the Nemean Lion (cartouche) with Temperance and Fortitude, undated, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Jacopo Negretti (known as Palma Vecchio), Lucretia, c. 1526–1528, Kunsthaus Zürich