Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan

The flawless brushstrokes of Michelangelo and the impeccable human forms replicated by Raphael can often make the art of the Renaissance seem too perfect; intimidating to every artist who came after. Even those Renaissance artists who didn’t become household names or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still managed to create at this level of naturalism and detail. It’s these often-forgotten artists and this practice of perfection that is showcased in The Morgan Library and Museum’s new exhibit, Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan. The gallery lifts that curtain of veneration to reveal the rough sketches and artistic experimentation that made the masterpieces possible.

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