Old Master Drawings: An Introduction | Christie’s

Old Master drawings specialist Furio Rinaldi looks at works by Italian artists across three centuries, explaining how — ‘like a fingerprint’ — they can offer insights into the creative process.

‘To really understand and appreciate drawings you need to have physical contact,’ explains Furio Rinaldi, Associate Specialist in Old Master drawings at Christie’s in New York. ‘You need to hold it in your hands. [A drawing] has a front, it has a back, the paper has a texture.’ Then there’s ‘the ink, the flowing lines, the chalk; it’s unvarnished, unedited,’ the specialist enthuses.

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