Quincentenary of the Birth of Parmigianino Marked by Only One Exhibition in the United States

A Beautiful and Grace Manner: The Art of Parmigianino, January 27 through April 18, 2004

New York’s Frick Collection is the only museum in the United States to present an exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Parmigianino (1503–1540). Born in Parma and known as Parmigianino after his native city, Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola lived thirty-seven years, and his career spanned twenty. Yet in that brief time, the quantity, variety, and sheer beauty of his drawings came to exemplify the art of draftsmanship. Almost one thousand drawings by this prolific artist survive, and his graphic output represents the range of Renaissance practice in all its forms and media.
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Friday, December 12, 2003