AboutItalian drawings are often seen in terms of preparatory study and drawing from the model. But Alison Wright will explore fifteenth-century drawings by painters such as Pisanello, Uccello and Botticelli with their new use of pen and chalk as works of the imagination, equivalent to intellectual speculation and poetry.
Dr Alison Wright is Reader in Italian Art at University College London. In 1999 she co-curated the National Gallery's exhibition about Florentine artists in the 1470s. Her award-wining monograph on The Pollaiuolo Brothers was published by Yale University Press in 2005.