From Titian to Tiepolo

Venetian Drawings from the Collection of the Städel Museum

3 November 2006 to 28 Januar 2007

The Department of Prints and Drawings at the Städel Museum holds one of the most important collections of Venetian drawings in Germany. Due to the generous support of the Gabriele Busch – Hauck Foundation, the valuable pieces ranging from the 15th to the 18th century were subject to scientific research over two years. The results were then presented to a broader public. The exhibition presented a highly varied selection of 80 drawings taken from the comprehensive stock of roughly 300 pieces. They were shown next to specific examples of printmaking that underlined the close links between the two graphic media. The exhibition provided a wide-ranging overview of Venetian drawings from the Renaissance to the Rococo era. Aside from works by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, further emphasis was placed on the Renaissance of Venetian art during the 18th century, showing drawings by artists such as Pellegrini, Giambattista and Domenico Tiepolo, Piazzetta, Canaletto and Francesco Guardi.

CURATOR: Dr. Julia Schewski-Bock (Frankfurt/Berlin)