The Life of Christ: San Diego Exhibits Prints and Drawings From The British Museum

By Lorraine Ferrier
The Ascension,” circa 1570, by Lattanzio Gambara. Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, on blue-gray paper, squared for transfer; 11 13/16 inches by 9 5/16 inches. (Trustees of The British Museum)
Rare, sublime art is on show in San Diego, in an exhibition titled “Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection.” Consisting of drawings and prints from the Italian Renaissance, on loan from The British Museum, the exhibition offers an exceptional chance to see the many modes and methods artists used to depict devotional art. Through the prints and drawings on display, we also can explore the different ways artists across the Italian Renaissance have expressed—in print, ink, chalk, and charcoal—some of the most important episodes of Christ’s life. Visitors to the University of San Diego’s Hoehn Family Galleries can see over 40 of the works on display until Dec. 13. An additional dozen or so works are a short walk away at San Diego’s Timken Museum of Art, in “Masterpieces of Italian Drawings from The British Museum” until Dec. 15. [More]
“The Risen Christ,” circa 1498, by Jacopo de’ Barbari. Engraving; 7 5/16 inches by 3 11/16 inches. (Trustees of The British Museum)