“Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings” is an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in NewYork that has been drawn from the museum’s rather remarkable collection of master drawings.
I haven’t yet had the chance to see this show, but I’ve been to numerous previous shows of master drawings at the Morgan, and they have been consistently terrific.
There is an online gallery of example drawings from the exhibit on the museum’s website. Like all of the artworks on the site, these are wonderfully high-resolution, and though limited to a zoom feature, they can be zoomed in full-screen mode. Clicking on the thumbnail opens the large image in a pop-up. Use the Full Screen and Zoom controls below the image.
There will be a gallery talk for the exhibit next Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm. There will also be “Sketching in the Gallery” sessions on Saturday, October 19, November 9 and December 14, from 11 am – 1pm.
“Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World” will be on display until January 5, 2014.
(Images above: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Domenico Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Marco Ricci, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo)