The Morgan Museum Displays Its Elusive Collection of Spanish Drawings Reply

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(, January 7, 2014–It was traditionally assumed that Spanish artists rarely drew, but recent research has demonstrated that drawing was, in fact, central to artistic practice in Spain. Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings explores the shifting roles and attitudes toward the art of drawing in Spain, as well as the impact of the Catholic Church and the nightmare of the Inquisition on Spanish artists and their work.


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Bramer Trials JobMunich, January 8, 2014 — Dutch Golden Age artist Leonaert Bramer (1596 –1674) was one of the most gifted and prolific draughtsmen of his time. Originally bound, his briskly sketched sequence illustrations of the escapades of beggars, adulterers and rogues are regarded as the first examples of the graphic novel in Europe.

These include cycles from the Old and the New Testaments, texts from classical Antiquity and more contemporary literature. The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, is home to two extensive sets of illustrations for Spanish novels which are now on display for the first time. More…

British Museum-Museo del Prado – A Glimpse at What Curators Do 1

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The 15-minute video that follows presents a conversation between Mark P. McDonald, the British Museum’s Assistant Keeper, Department of Prints and Drawings, and José Manuel Matilla, head of the department of drawings and prints of the Prado Museum, in which they discuss last month’s exhibition in the British Museum of Spanish drawings from the Renaissance to Goya. If  you’ve ever wondered exactly what curators do, and what their concerns are when they sit down to program an exhibition, you might find this conversation enlightening. More…