The Colnaghi Foundation launches 'The Practice of Drawing'

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Colnaghi Foundation launches 'The Practice of Drawing'
The Practice of Drawing offers different pathways to enable visitors to explore Medieval and Renaissance drawings, as well as works from the 17th century to the present day.

LONDON.- The Colnaghi Foundation announces the launch of The Practice of Drawing, a digital gallery introducing some of the most compelling but rarely displayed drawings in the Western tradition from collections around the world. This free educational resource provides an introduction to the world of drawings for non-specialists and also includes glossaries, introductions and short but informative film clips by leading experts including Professor Catherine Whistler, Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum. The development of the website has been supported by the Tavolozza Foundation, the Charles Douglas Home Memorial Trust and Colnaghi.

The Practice of Drawing offers different pathways to enable visitors to explore Medieval and Renaissance drawings, as well as works from the 17th century to the present day. Short introductory texts provide general context, and links are provided to museum websites, with further information about publications, key materials and techniques. As well as Professor Catherine Whistler, Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, other contributors to the website include Noël Annesley, Honorary Chairman, Christie's': Dr Adriano Aymonino, University of Buckingham; and Jonathan den Otter, Associate Specialist, Old Master Drawings Department, Christie's. Norwich University of the Arts facilitated the filming and editing of interviews by recent graduates.

The Colnaghi Foundation is a charity established in 2017 to promote Old Masters and antiquities to a 21st century audience. The Colnaghi Foundation aims to inspire and excite a wide community of enthusiasts, from new and established collectors to curators, scholars, and students of all ages. Programmes range from accessible web-based initiatives, including video tutorials, filmed talks, expert insights and itineraries, to exhibition projects, events, masterclasses and academic publications including the biannual periodical Colnaghi Studies Journal.

The Practice of Drawing website is the latest in a series of free-to-access, web-based educational initiatives by the Colnaghi Foundation. For more information about the Colnaghi Foundation, its publications and other videos, please visit

Today's News

October 28, 2019

Rago to sell over one hundred works of art from the collection of Allan Stone

Eli Wilner & Company reframes two 15th Century altarpiece panels for the Eskenazi Museum of Art

Early Renaissance painting found in French kitchen fetches 24 mn euros

Preserving the past for museum visitors of the future

The Vancouver Art Gallery opens Cindy Sherman's first major Canadian retrospective in twenty years

A 40-year-old painting on gun violence takes on new meaning

For Bill Traylor's art, 'Outsider' doesn't apply

The Brooklyn Museum unveils newly installed Arts of Asia Galleries

All-time finest, historic silver dollars collection offered

DESA Uncium auction house to offer Antonio Canova's "Dancer with Finger on Chin"

Fall exhibition juxtaposes the art of Duane Michals and treasures from the Morgan's collection

Oda Jaune presents a brand-new series of oil paintings at Galerie Templon

Qatar Museums presents first exhibition of the artist KAWS in the Middle East

14 ship figureheads weighing over 20 tonnes arrive at the UK's newest museum The Box in Plymouth

Hirschl & Adler Modern opens an exhibition of works by John Moore

The Quest for Happiness of Italian artists on display in Serlachius Museums

Air de Paris opens new gallery space in Romainville

For Teresita Fernández, personal is political

Lamenting the plight of nature

George Finlay Ramsay's first solo London exhibition opens at SET Alscot Road

Henry Moore Institute presents Edward Allington: Things Unsaid

Marie-Eve Celio to lead new Textile Study Center at the GWU Museum

The Colnaghi Foundation launches 'The Practice of Drawing'

Heather Gaudio Fine Art opens an exhibition of work by Ian McKeever

Best Online Photo Editing software for photographers

Interesting Facts About Famous Sculptor Constantin Brancusi

Golden Rules to Follow When Photographing Children

Iraq Looks to Electricity to Help Rebuild its Economy

5 Online Businesses You Can Start With No Money

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful