Fra Angelico
to Leonardo:
Italian Renaissance drawings

The British Museum’s curators have again compiled
an outstanding collection, bringing together more than 100 original drawings by the giants of the Renaissance.

For those with an avid interest in art, the technical aspects of the exhibition
will be worth the price of admission alone. A casual doodling by Michelangelo
is a working study, which creates depth, perspective
and shadow. The artists’
hand-drawn sketches
deliver detail that is extraordinarily photo-real.

The exhibition excels in explaining the role of art in Italian life. Its sections on the wealthy benefactors, most notably the Medicis, are fascinating and depict the early chattering classes.

» British Museum, Great Russell St, WC1B 3DG
Tottenham Court Road

Until Jul 25. £12