On my brother and his girlfriend’s first day in London when they visited in June we had gone to the British Museum. There I had picked up a leaflet with a list of events. After going through it I had highlighted a number which interested me and marked them down on my calendar.
One of the events I had marked was Italian Renaissance Drawings, a British Museum documentary. As the time of the showing today coincided very well with the time of my meeting I decided to drop in and watch it.
To be honest I had missed the ‘drawings’ part of the title, and assumed it would be about Italian Renaissance art. This is a period of art which I really like, but I had never thought much about the drawings. It was an unexpected look at how artists planned their big works with these drawings…something I haven’t really thought about all that much.
It was definitely a productive way of filling in 45 minutes which would have otherwise been probably wasted online, or trying to think of how I could fill the time. I couldn’t find a copy of the documentary, but found a promotional trailer for the current exhibition at the British Museum on the same topic. I will be going to see it later on this year, but if you do go do let me know what you think of it!