Thursday, 10 September 2015

Drawing In Silver & Gold

Drawing In Silver & Gold
Bust Of A Warrior
Drawing In Silver & Gold: Leonardo To Jasper Johns, an exhibition of metalpoint drawings, opened today at the British Museum in London, where it will be on show until 6th December. The exhibition catalogue, the first comprehensive study of metalpoint, "will serve as the most authoritative reference on metalpoints for years to come."

The catalogue, edited by Barbara Cristen, includes essays on Renaissance metalpoint throughout Europe, the Victorian revival of silverpoint in Britain, and modern metalpoint. Each essay is followed by full-page plates illustrating the 100 drawings featured in the exhibition, most notably Leonardo da Vinci's Bust Of A Warrior, which curator Stacey Sell describes as "one of the most widely admired drawings in the history of art."

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