Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1584), Les noces de Pschyché et Cupidon,1574. Musée Jenisch Vevey. Cabinet cantonal des estampes, collection de l'Etat de Vaud

Italian drawings from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century are the focus of the exhibition Disegno disegni. More than 100 sheets from a private collection are highlighted for this occasion, in dialogue with the museum’s collection.

Pieces from the Renaissance to the 19th century take visitors through Italy’s major artistic centres, from Venice to Rome, via Bologna and Florence.

Artists in these cities used diverse techniques and materials when creating their drawings. Religious and secular subjects, study pages and simple sketches show the versatility of the medium and its functions.

To complement the exhibition Disegno disegni, the Pavillon de l’estampe presents a selection of engravings made in Italy between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

The exhibition From Raphael to Piranesi ( De Raphaël à Piranèse) highlights the role of prints in the spread of Italian models, from the many reproductions modelled on Raphael to Piranesi’s famous series of prints. It shows various techniques and subjects that have interested printmakers over the years.