This talk discusses the scopes of the exhibition “Scribbling and Doodling. From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly”, on view at French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici until 22 May 2022, and at the Beaux-Arts in Paris from 18 Oct 2022 to 15 January 2023. In this event recording, Professor Bill Sherman talks with curators of the exhibition, Diane Bodart (Columbia University) and Francesca Alberti (French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici).

Through a dialogue between early modern and contemporary works, the show explores the different aspects of the phenomena of scribbling and doodling and highlights the role of this graphic gesture in artistic creation.

Curatorial Conversations bring to the Warburg curators of world-leading museums and galleries to discuss their work. The conversations, led by academics at the Warburg Institute, discuss the issues of setting the curatorial agenda and staging meaningful encounters with objects. The series is designed to draw out discussion of the discoveries made, challenges tackled and the lessons learned in installing objects in the permanent collection and putting together internationally renowned exhibitions.

This event took place on 16 May 2022.