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Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color

Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color: In Northern Renaissance & Baroque Engravings, Etchings & Woodcuts
BALTIMORE  •  The Baltimore Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
The first extensive exploration of hand-coloured prints of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The show reveals prints by Durer and other 16th- and 17th-century artists were often brilliantly hand coloured by professional print colourists and valued far more than uncoloured images. The exhibition includes more than 100 examples of prints brushed with bold colours and glittering silver and gold,, on loan from major European and American museums and private collections. The works range from early devotional woodcuts to playing cards to monumental wall decorations from the 15th through 17th centuries.

The highlight is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view 27 pairs of rarely seen hand-coloured Durer prints and their black-and-white counterparts. Also, for the first time, a coloured version of Durer's 12-ft.-high Triumphal Arch, a composite of 192 prints immortalizing the Holy Roman Emperor Maximillian's achievements, is on view in the United States.

The Baltimore Museum of Art Web Site

Contact: Tel: (1) 410 396 63 00

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