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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Born on this day: Francesco Galli-Bibiena (1659)


** AG DUTCH&FLEMISH former coordinators Jeroen Luyckx and Joyce Zelen have just passed the torch to the new coordinators of the satellite: we welcome Laurien van der Werff and Elisabeth Bracke in the team!

Elisabeth lives in Diest (BE) and works as an academic researcher for the Van Eyck exhibition (2020) in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent. Until March 2019 she worked as a cataloguer of French prints for the PK Online project of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She's in charge of the Flemish half of AG D&F!

Laurien studied cultural history at the University of Amsterdam and specialized in the seventeenth century. She is currently working as an academic researcher for the project Prentenkabinet Online at the Rijksmuseum and is also involved in two projects of the Amsterdam City Archives that are concerned with the indexing and transcribing of the notarial archives. She's in charge of the Dutch half of AG D&F!

** AG ROMA has just published a report on our blog concerning the presentation of the exhibition catalogue "Una zoografia per Pinocchio. Disegni di Filippo Sassòli 2009-2019".


In Rome, the Braccio di Carlo Magno is hosting the exhibition “I segni del sacro - le impronte del reale. La Grafica del Novecento nella Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea dei Musei Vaticani”. An interview (in Italian) with the curator Francesca Boschetti is available here.

Madrid: Goya. Dibojos. Solo la voluntad me sobra ("Only my strength of will remains") iat the Museo del Prado comes as a result of the new catalogue raisonné of Goya's drawings, possible thanks to the collaboration agreement signed in 2014 between the Botín Foundation and the Prado Museum. The exhibition brings together for the first time more than 300 of Goya's drawings from the Prado's own collections and from public and private collections around the world.

In Warsaw, National Museum, until 16 February: The Exhibition That Never Happened... Ignacy Łopieński (1865–1941) and the Revival of Printmaking. The exhibition presents the life and work of Ignacy Łopieński, a Polish printmaker who followed in the footsteps of his great predecessors, most notably Rembrandt, devoting a substantial part of his creative activity to original prints. The crowning point of Łopieński’s oeuvre was to be a monographic jubilee exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw, to which Łopieński donated a large set of prints, drawing studies and matrices. The opening was scheduled to take place in the autumn of 1939, however the outbreak of World War II put a stop to these plans.

The Museu de Belles Arts de València is hosting Teste Grottesche. Aguafuertes sobre las cabezas grotescas de Leonardo da Vinci en la Colección Mariano Moret which presents a small group of prints, derived from Leonardo da Vinci's drawings, belonging to the Mariano Moret Collection. Until 1 March 2020.