2018-2019 Lecture Series: Old Master Drawings
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June 3, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
Sculpture Court
New York City

‘The Father of The Arts’:
Old Master Drawings Today

As the basis of every creative process, whether the artist
workedin clay, paint or metal, in 1550 Giorgio Vasari
claimed that drawing was indeed the ‘the father of all
our arts’: painting, sculpture and architecture.
While investigating the dual significance of the Italian
word ‘disegno’ in the 16th century, which envelops
both the physical act of drawing and the creative concept
of design, this lecture will provide the tools for discussing
today’s role of drawing, addressing problems of authorship,
attribution and authenticity through the lenses
of most current market results.


Speaker: Furio Rinaldi
Specialist, Old Master Drawings, Christie's

Wine and cheese reception to follow lecture.

1.5 CE credits


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PLEASE NOTE: Jeans are not permitted, and men are required to wear jackets at the National Arts Club. For more information on the dress code, please visit the National Arts Club's website.


Furio Rinaldi received degrees from the University of Milan
(BA and MA, 2009) and the University of Rome (PhD, 2014).
After a Fellowship at the Fondazione Roberto Longhi,
Florence (2010) he joined in 2012 the Department of Drawings
and Prints of the Metropolitan Museum as an Andrew W. Mellon
and then as Research Assistant where he worked on a major loan
exhibition dedicated to Michelangelo, scheduled to open in
the Fall of 2017. A specialist on Italian drawings, he has published
extensively in The Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings and has
contributed to international exhibitions. His field of expertise is
Italian Renaissance drawing, mainly from the schools of
Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. He’s the author
of Leonardo da Vinci’s De Ludo Geometrico: Drawings from
the Codex Atlanticus (2013) and After 1564: Michelangelo’s Legacy
in Late Cinquecento Rome (2016).

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