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2018-2019 Lecture Series: Old Master Drawings


Monday, June 3, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | The National Arts Club | 15 Gramercy Park South Sculpture Court

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

As the basis of every creative process, whether the artist worked in 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

in-person & on-demand

Free  Associate and Student Members RSVP required
$10   Members
$20   General Admission

If you have previously registered for this lecture or the full series, you do not need to re-submit payment or registration information.

All attendees must register in advance; seats are limited. Registration is accepted only with payment. NO REFUNDS. 

Register online ( https://www.appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=976 ); OR by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

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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