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Saturday, October 22, 2011
PAST: ART: "Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Rajten Collection" at the NGA West Building Now - SUN, Nov 27th, Free
On view at the National Gallery of Art, West Building
Last Chance! Show is on view Now - Sunday, November 27th Free
"The splendors of Italian draftsmanship from the late Renaissance to the neoclassical era are showcased in an exhibition of 65 superb drawings assembled by the European private collector Wolfgang Ratjen (1943–1997). The selection features works by many of the most important artists of the period, from Guilio Romano to Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. Outstanding Venetian drawings include those by such artists as Domenico Tintoretto, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and Canaletto, whose elegant rendering of the Giovedì Grasso (Fat Thursday) festival in Venice in perhaps his finest surviving drawing." Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Made possible through the generous support of the Stiftung Ratjen, Liechtenstein.
Pictured: Canaletto, The "Gioved` Grasso"e; Festival before the Ducal Palace in Venice, 1763/1766, National Gallery of Art, Wolfgang Ratjen Collection, Paul Mellon Fund