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Here is a drawing by Jean Clouet 1485-1541. It is of course an example of a linear style of drawing. Clouet was a portrait artist in the French court and was a creator of many fashionable drawings. Noble patrons bought and exchanged these drawings as we might exchange photographs today.Here is another This is the work of Hans Holbein the younger 1497-1593. They may have met, although Holbein worked in the English court he traveled through France and they were contemporaries. I think it is…

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Tintoretto’s drawings have experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with his works on paper featured prominently in larger exhibitions of his work, including the recent 2012 retrospective at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Italy. Have you had the pleasure of viewing one (or some) of Tintoretto’s drawings? If so, what drew you to them? Do you think these sketches and drawings tell us more about Tintoretto than his larger scale compositions in oil?

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