Who's Afraid of Drawing?

  • Series Museo del Novecento, Milano
  • Edited by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 22 x 22 cm
  • Pages 104
  • Illustrations 70
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836641888
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Drawing – as paper-based work, in whatever technique – is the load-bearing skeleton for much experimentation, a preferred artistic medium for painters and sculptors and, often, the first visualisation of an idea. Drawing acquires its vital force from daily artistic practice; it is not cancelled or corrected because it captures the first formalisation of a creative thought that may not be intended to be shared with the public: its first (and sometimes only) spectator is the artist himself.
This book is the outcome of a project of acquisitions conducted over a period of many years which has led to the creation of Pino Rabolini’s Collezione Ramo, comprising some six hundred drawings by Italian artists spanning a period stretching from the early years of the 20th century to the 1990s, before art became contemporary. On this occasion approximately one hundred works are presented, illustrating the quality and importance of this artistic medium, and placing Italian production at the cutting edge on the international stage.

Milan, Museo del Novecento, November 2018 - February 2019
London, Estorick Collection, April - June 2019