Michelangelo drawings: the artist revealed
Hugo Chapman (Keeper of Prints and Drawings, British Museum)
Hugo Chapman is the Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He joined the Museum in 1995 after a decade in the Old Master Drawings Department of Christie’s. He was curator of the British Museum’s exhibition Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master in 2006 and was co- curator of Italian Renaissance Drawings from Fra Angelico to Leonardo with the Uffizi in 2010. His lecture will look at how Michelangelo invented on paper, used drawings as a dialogue and a weapon with patrons and friends, and how his drawings changed and did not change over the course of his long career.
The University’s popular annual History of Art Public Lectures is, in 2017, devoted to the theme of Drawing, to coincide with a major exhibition of drawings, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, being shown in the University Library in January and February. Some 70 drawings from the British Museum’s outstanding collection are featured and include works by: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Durer, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Rubens, Claude, van Dyck, Daumier, Victor Hugo, Rodin, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and Henry Moore.
Please view the other events in the History of Art Lectures 2017 - Lines of Thought Series:
Lecture 1 - Michaelangelo drawings: the artist revealed
Lecture 3 - The Renaissance Revolution in Drawing
Lecture 4 - Lines of Thought: Drawing Dissected