Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action opens 7 October 2015 at The Frick Collection in New York.

Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action opens 7 October 2015 at The Frick Collection in New York.

This exhibition, the first major monographic show on the artist in the United States, celebrates the transformation of the art of drawing by Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530) through nearly fifty drawings borrowed from the Louvre, the Uffizi, the British Museum, and other major collections. Moving beyond the graceful harmony and elegance of his elders and peers, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Fra Bartolommeo, Andrea del Sarto brought unprecedented realism and immediacy to his art through the rough and rustic use of red chalk and the creation of powerful life and compositional studies. Exhibiting rare drawings and panel paintings, the exhibition illuminates Andrea del Sarto’s inventiveness, creative process, and workshop practice.

The exhibit was co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Frick Collection, New York, where it will be on view through 10 January 2016.

Study of the Head of a Young Woman, ca. 1523. Red chalk. Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe

The Medici Holy Family, 1529. Oil on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina

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