Head of a Young Man, about 1539-40, Parmigianino (Italian, 1503-1540). Pen and brown ink. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Spectacular Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed


The Getty Center

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Comprising spectacular drawings from the Getty collection and rarely-seen works from private collections, this exhibition reveals the detective work involved in investigating master drawings. Many Italian Renaissance drawings tell stories of their creation and the purposes they served, yet sometimes even the most seemingly simple question - who drew it? - is a mystery. Discover what we know and don't know, what we'd like to know, and what we may never discover about these intriguing works of art and their world.

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