Drawing to Create Ornaments

European Drawings from the 16th to 19th Centuries

28 july to 1 november 2020
running times vary
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Drawing to Create Ornaments

Whether we’re talking about complex projects for decorating walls and ceilings, stunning backdrops and props for parties and public events, or projects for luxury or everyday objects, every ornament is born from graphic works in which artists materialize their ideas and give wings to their imagination. Dedicated to European ornamental drawing, this show features works ranging from the 16th to the early 19th century, comprising highly diverse objects and graphic languages.

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm