Architectural Master Drawings from the Albertina
Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin
The wonderful graphic collection of Vienna’s renowned museum, the Albertina, ranks as one of the most important worldwide. It covers more than 50,000 hand drawn drawings and 900,000 printed graphics ranging from the late gothic period to the contemporary, including works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffael, Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Manet and Picasso.
The Albertina’s architectural collection is no less important, including more than 35,000 works by acclaimed architects from the 16th century up to the present day. The exhibition at the Museum for Architectural Drawing offers an insight into this magnificent collection through a broad spectrum of hand drawn architecture: sketches, drafts, vedute and projects of renowned artists such as Antonio Pisanello, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Hubert Robert, Adolf Loos, Egon Schiele, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hans Hollein and Zaha Hadid.
Image: Zaha Hadid. © Albertina, Vienna
Museo dell’Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome
The exhibition is a joint project of the Tchoban Foundation with the Instituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It is dedicated to Italy in European and Russian drawing from the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. The selection of works from three collections illustrates the emergence of Italy as an inspiration for generations of artists. The exhibition focuses on Italian architecture that greatly influenced the genre of the architectural drawing; one which concentrates on the distinctive characteristics of cities and buildings, creating unique graphic representations of real and imagined spaces.
The exhibition illustrates that Italy has been fascinating over centuries and still remains a great influence for draftsmen today.
Address: Museo dell’Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, via della Stamperia 6, Rom
Opening hours: Mo.-Sa. 10-19 h