A Grand Flourish: Drawings of Architectural Ornament from the Permanent Collection
January 15-April 1, 2012
Snite Museum of Art
University of Notre Dame
The Snite Museum of Art presents A Grand Flourish: Drawings of Architectural Ornament from the Permanent Collection beginning January 15, 2012.
Organized by art history graduate student Elizabeth Peterson, this focus exhibition explores the decorative principles established in Italy by the Renaissance humanist and architect Leon Battista Alberti (1401–72) and their dissemination to France in subsequent centuries. Rarely displayed drawings by Perino del Vaga, Giorgio Vasari, Charles de la Fosse, Charles Percier, Gilles-Marie Oppenord, and Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune among others introduce the integral, if subordinate, role of ornament in architecture.
On Sunday, February 26, 2-4 pm the Snite Museum of Art will hold a public reception for the winter exhibitions. This event is free and open to the public.