Drawings

Can artists change the world? MoMA show explores political art from the early 20th-century

The works on paper from the Merrill C. Berman Collection include designs for Communist posters and salad oil advertisements

Talking Heads singer David Byrne sells his quirky quarantine illustrations

The images, known as dingbats, are offered by Pace Gallery in New York for $3,000 each

After controversial cancellation in Cleveland, Mass MoCA will exhibit Shaun Leonardo’s images of Black victims

Drawings exploring systemic violence and injustice will also travel to Bronx Museum of the Arts

Giuseppe Penone presents two big gifts of drawings to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Centre Pompidou

Arte Povera sculptor hopes that his donations of hundreds of works on paper will start a dialogue

This facsimile of a late 16th-century Italian manuscript on how to fence is a masterpiece of draughtsmanship

Camillo Palladini was a master swordsman whose work has been lost for centuries until this publication

The full-colour beauty of the recently restored Catherine de’ Medici tapestries is revealed in this catalogue

Vibrant illustrations are accompanied by essays that discuss the history, creation and purpose of the textile works

Old Masters, new tricks: Chatsworth House drawings are off to Sheffield

Almost 60 works by artists including Rembrandt, Annibale Carracci and Sebastiano del Piombo will go on show at the Millennium Gallery

Paul McCarthy's Hammer Museum retrospective reveals lines of continuity

Los Angeles exhibition reveals how drawings have shaped the multi-media artist’s work over 56 years

New-York Historical Society celebrates a French artist who captured a young America

Exhibition profiles the intrepid Baroness Hyde de Neuville, who chased down Napoleon and was friendly with America's founding fathers—and never stopped drawing

A New York salute to Rube Goldberg and his outlandish contraptions

Queens Museum celebrates a cartoonist who seems more relevant than ever

Albertina’s Albrecht Dürer drawings enjoy a rare outing

Exhibition will bring together Vienna museum’s collection with key loans from European institutions, as well as unveiling a raft of new theories

This book of essays explores the varieties and definitions of Islamic art

The authors ask “What is Islamic about ‘Islamic’ art?”

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Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

This carefully selected exhibition of the Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo is small and perfectly formed

The MA curatorial show at the Barber Institute, Birmingham, challenges many of our assumptions

A book of wallpaper art for students

The botanical illustrations of Alexander von Humboldt in poster form

Back to the drawing board: new London fair pushes works on paper

Draw Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery caters to fans of the quieter medium with a range of budgets

Portrait sketch of Leonardo da Vinci discovered in Britain’s Royal Collection

The drawing, believed to be one of only two contemporary images of the artist, will go on show for the first time at the Queen’s Gallery in London

Emma Kunz and the art of healing: drawings used in rituals come to London

Serpentine Gallery presents the first UK exhibition of the mystical Swiss artist’s geometric drawings

Rembrandt special: the complete artist

As shows marking the 350th anniversary of the Old Master's death open, we look at his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Restored Raphael cartoon gets new display at Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The full-scale preparatory drawing for the Vatican’s School of Athens fresco is going back on view after a four-year restoration

Twelve Leonardo shows to open simultaneously in the UK to mark 500th anniversary of artist’s death

Drawings from the Royal Collection go on show around the country this week before larger surveys in London and Edinburgh later in the year

Leonardo da Vinci's thumbprint discovered on drawing in Royal Collection

The mark is “the most convincing candidate for an authentic Leonardo fingerprint” among the Queen’s 550 works by the great artist

New London fair in crowded art calendar looks at drawing in the digital age

Exhibitors at Draw Art Fair London in May will juxtapose drawings with related paintings and sculptures

Dürer used his famous Praying Hands drawing to advertise his talent

Chief curator of Vienna’s Albertina argues that the work, which shows the artist's own hands, was a finished work rather than preparatory drawing

Big on Bruegel: Vienna museum assembles largest show on the artist

A literally once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum

Three shows to see in New York this weekend

Head downtown for Sarah Lucas, a deep-dive into LES galleries and Toyin Ojih Odutola's beguiling portraits

Recognising Victor Hugo as an avant-garde artist

Drawings in a show opening at the Hammer testify to his feverish spiritual side

Jasper Johns show and catalogue raisonné open Menil Collection’s new Drawing Institute

The 88-year-old artist, who gets the institute’s inaugural show, was deeply involved in the publication

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A Käthe Kollwitz renaissance is under way (and about time, too)

A pair of publications shed new light on profoundly socially committed artist

Hiwa K: on the road, from Iraq to Germany

The Iraqi-Kurdish artist examines migration and contemporary politics in his solo show at the New Museum

Drawings week hits Paris

The 27th edition of Salon du Dessin at Palais Brongniart assembles 39 dealers from Europe and the US

Private View: our pick of March gallery shows

New shows at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

From Pontormo to Klimt, dealers invest in research in the hope of boosting prices

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Spotlight on… Master Drawings New York

Exhibitions to seek out at Manhattan's annual gallery trail, which now embraces paintings and sculptures

New Vincent van Gogh drawing discovered

Unearthing of Montmartre sketch leads to authentication of second work

Life drawing from George III to Iggy Pop

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition explores the history of drawing the human figure and how artists depict it today

New lease of life for life drawing classes?

Age-old practice is being ‘gradually reinvigorated', but new frontier is seemingly in 3D reprographic skills

Morgan Library explores how the Grand Siècle in Rome inspired the drawings of Poussin and Claude

The exhibition brings together more than 50 works created by French artists living abroad

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Antonio II Badile: An Italian Renaissance drawing collector and his family

Casting light on an overlooked but fascinating aspect of the Renaissance

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Collector Leon Black hires Met’s head of drawings to help buy more Old Masters

George Goldner will leave the Met in January but continue to serve as an advisor

Modigliani drawings show at Harris Lindsay

16 works originally given to Paul Alexandre help kick off London Art Week

Bacon estate says lover’s brother sold fakes

New details emerge in British courts about disputed drawings that first emerged in Italy

Old Master sketches still draw new buyers

The experimental character and technical virtuosity of Old Master sketches are inspiring interest from new sectors of the art world.

Uffizi-Tokyo Da Vinci deal

The Uffizi in Florence and the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum will share Leonardo’s Tavola Doria

Not a Bacon, expert tells court: The debate around Bacon's drawings continues

The chairman of the artist’s catalogue raisonné committee dismisses controversial drawings as “pastiches” in UK bankruptcy hearing

Portrait attributed to Leonardo in desperate condition

Possible self-portrait needs urgent treatment for mould and bacteria

Pompidou welcomes Daniel and Florence Guerlain’s deferred gift of 1000 contemporary drawings

The Guerlains are mindful of the fate of an ancestor’s impressionist works, having no wish for their collection to be divvied up in the same manner

Courtauld's Bacon debate on disputed drawings axed

Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino's collection of drawings has been a hot topic in the art world

The Courtauld Institute and the Francis Bacon Estate discuss disputed Bacon drawings

A Courtauld conference will investigate works on paper said to be by the artist. Owner’s side to offer legal immunity

Scholars divided over Leonardo attribution

Simon C. Dickinson Ltd is now the owner of Madonna and Child with St Anne and a Lamb, having reimbursed Nasser Kazeminy for the $7m he paid. If authentic, the gallery stands to make a profit, but if not then its value as an anonymous drawing is modest. So where did the drawing come from—and is it the real thing?

Leonardo case exposes back-room deals

A court ruling over commission on the sale of a drawing has revealed a complex web of payments

Queen to send Leonardos on UK tour

Celebrating Prince Charles' 60th with 10 of the master's best works

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