Exhibition Location: Robert Lehman Wing, Main Floor, Gallery 960
Early Renaissance Drawing in Verona, on view in the Robert Lehman Wing beginning March 10, 2014, will feature a selection of rare drawings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Robert Lehman Collection and the Department of Drawings and Prints. The installation will focus on works by Stefano da Verona (Italian, Verona, ca. 1375–1438) and his circle, as well other Veronese drawings of the early 15th century. Stefano was a significant figure in the International Gothic style who embodied the strong cultural interchanges that flourished in Northern Italy in the early 15th century. Stefano’s graphic works, remarkable for their bold, expressive, and spontaneous style, represent a significant moment when drawings began to assume an exploratory and creative purpose.
A highlight of the installation will be Three Standing Figures (1435–38), one of very few extant drawings by Stefano da Verona, that was discovered around 1996. Originally part of a model book or sketchbook and its elegant attenuated figures closely resemble Stefano’s only signed work, the Adoration of the Magi (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan).
The exhibition is organized by Alison Manges Nogueira, Assistant Curator of the Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Additional information about the exhibition and its accompanying programs is available on the Museum’s website at www.metmuseum.org.
December 3, 2013