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Fra Bartolommeo - from Drawing to Painting

from October 15 2016 until January 15 2017

Fra Bartolommeo (1472 Florence 1517), Madonna della Misericordia, 1515, oil on canvas, 407 x 262 cm, Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi, Lucca Detail of: Fra Bartolommeo (1472 Florence 1517), Madonna della Misericordia, 1515, Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi, Lucca Young Man Leaning on a Pedestal and Five Heads drawing in red chalk, one of fourteen preliminary studies for the painting Madonna della Misericordia (ca. 1515) in Lucca (Italy)

Fra Bartolommeo: from Drawing to Painting.
Florentine Masterpieces from the High Renaissance.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has the largest collection of drawings (500 on 400 sheets) by Fra Bartolommeo (1473-1517). Fra Bartolommeo was a Dominican monk from the monastery of San Marco in Florence and, alongside his better-known contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, was one of the founding fathers of the High Renaissance.

At the end of 2016, as part of the run-up to the 2017 Fra Bartolommeo Year, the museum will be staging an exhibition featuring a hundred drawings and a small number of paintings by the artist, including two large altarpieces that have never before been seen outside Italy. The central theme is the creative process whereby the artist prepared his religious paintings with drawings of compositions and individual details.