Master Drawings, Autumn 2022
Gracing the cover of our most recent issue is a remarkable drawing of a cherub’s head, convincingly connected to one of Raphael’s masterpieces, the Vatican’s Disputa. Henrike Christiane Lange’s methodical article details the material, technique, iconography, and provenance of the sheet, and highlights how the drawing fits among other head studies made by the master at the court of Pope Julius II. Read all about it in the new Autumn issue of MASTER DRAWINGS (Vol 60, Issue 3).
This expert examination of Raphael’s work is joined by essays on other remarkable Italian draftsman including Federico Barocci, Antonio Vassilacchi (called Aliense), Cristofano Allori, Domenico Peruzzini and his son Giovanni, and Stefano della Bella.
You also won’t want to miss reading the fascinating conversation between renowned contemporary artist George Condo and Isabelle Dervaux, the Acquavella Curator and Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum.
The issue concludes with three compelling reviews. A thoughtful analysis of Carmen Bambach’s long-awaited monograph on Leonardo da Vinci, with several astounding illustrations, is followed by explorations of two Northern drawings exhibitions and their accompanying catalogues. Dutch Landscapes at the Harvard Art Museums and eighteenth-century drawings from the Netherlands at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt are both reviewed.