from October 15 2016 until January 15 2017
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.