The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art

May 14, 2011 - August 07, 2011
Boone and George-Ann Knox, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

This selection of 53 works on paper produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries by such renowned artists as Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Parmigianino draws largely on the collection of Giuliano Ceseri, on long-term loan to the Georgia Museum of Art. Guest curators Robert Randolf Coleman and Babette Bohn chose prints and drawings that demonstrate the importance of disegno, or drawing, as an essential skill for artists of the period. As paper became more widely available, drawing was used as a preparatory stage for more finished works of art, and prints enabled artists to disseminate their work more widely.

A full-color companion catalogue is available for purchase online.


Mrs. M. Smith Griffith, Boone and George-Ann Knox, C.L. Morehead Jr., the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, YellowBook USA and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art