“Giorgio Vasari, The Book of Drawings. The Fate of a Legendary Collection,” at the
Musée du Louvre in Paris, focuses on Vasari’s legendary collection of Italian drawings from the fourteenth to the late sixteenth-centuries. The exhibit, organized by the Louvre and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, features some 100 works by artists such as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Verrocchio, Andrea Mantegna, Filippino Lippi, Pietro Perugino, Raphael, Parmigianino, Sofonisba Anguissola, Primaticcio and Vasari himself. You can see the drawings and learn about the mystery behind Vasari’s book until July 18 at the Louvre, and then from October 22 through January 8, 2023 at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.
(Image: Sofonisba Anguissola, Young Woman Smiling at a Child Bitten by a Crayfish, Naples Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte)