WopArt and Milan Drawing Week, two great opportunities to explore the art of drawing

Drawing has always been considered one of the arts par excellence: from here the best masters have created works of great delicacy but inestimable greatness.

And more and more projects are dedicated to it, as evidenced by two fair events that have just ended: these are WopArt and Milan Drawing Week.

Born from the need to create a space for this art, for its connoisseurs and lovers, WopArt reaches its sixth edition this year at its headquarters in Lugano, in the Canton of Ticino.


WopArt – Courtesy Lugano Region


It is an opportunity to learn about drawing from the great masters to contemporary art: among the works that contributed to its creation, there were several watercolors by Hermann Hesse, thanks to the collaboration with BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation Collection.

Another all-Italian opportunity to discover the art of drawing was the week dedicated to it in the Lombard capital: the first edition of the Milan Drawing Week was held from 20 to 28 November.


Map of Milano Drawing Week – Courtesy Milano Drawing Week


Organized by the Ramo Collection, a Milanese art center, it intends to retrace the design through fifteen stages around the city: from the great masters to contemporary artists, Milan implements a real dialogue between contemporary and modern, thus creating a precedent.

The first debut of the Milanese fair features figures of the caliber of Domenico Gnoli, of whom we have spoken here, Mario Merz, Giorgio De Chirico and emerging contemporary artists such as Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Costanza Candeloro, Stefano Arienti.


Who’s afraid of drawing? Works on paper from the Ramo Collection at Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art – Courtesy Collezione Ramo


Both proposed events want to introduce the public to the variety of the world of drawing: although at the basis of the art of many artists, it has often been left in the background over time, but is now making a journey to conquer the dignity it deserves.