A new exhibition is coming to the Museum of Fine Arts located at the Heroes Square in Budapest. The full name of the exhibition is: “The Alchemy of Beauty: Parmigianino – Drawings and Prints”. It seems as if the Museum of Fine Arts likes Italy as this is their third exhibition in a row featuring paintings and works of Italians!
The Alchemy of Beauty
Museum of Fine Arts
1 December 2009 – 15 March 2010
Some words about the exhibition from the organizers:
The graceful elegance of Parmigianino’ works was regarded by his contemporaries and the succeeding generations as the perfection of style. The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest does not preserve any of his paintings, however, we own an extensive collection of his drawings and prints. Parmigianino was a passionate and prolific draughtsman. Almost one thousand sheets have survived, representing the richest drawing oeuvre of sixteenth-century Italy, with the exception of Leonardo. The diversity of the themes and techniques of the twenty autograph drawings in the Collection of Prints and Drawings represent every period of the artist’s career and provide an insight into his magnificent art.