Leonardo to Matisse is an exhibition of master drawings from the Robert Lehman collection in Gallery 964 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side from October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018.
The exhibition traces the development of European drawing from the Renaissance to the early 20th century.
Leonardo to Matisse Artists
Highlights include drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452 – 1519), Albrecht Dürer (German 1471 – 1528), Rembrandt (Dutch), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780 – 1867), Georges Seurat (French, 1859 – 1891), and Henri Matisse (French, 1869 – 1954).
Just from these highlights, you can recognize the progression of European drawing from its beginnings in the Italian Renaissance all the way through the Modern period.
The exhibition illustrates the shift in the center of the art world from Italy to France. It also shows changes in technique and subject matter from literal renderings of classical subjects to impressions of the everyday world.
For more information, visit http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/leonardo-to-matisse