Niccolò Vicentino, Saturn, after Pordenone, 1540s

The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

Thru January 20, 2019
Presented by: National Gallery of Art
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Chiaroscuro woodcuts, color prints made from the successive printing of multiple blocks—flourished in 16th-century Italy, interpreting designs by leading masters such as Raphael, Parigianino, and Titan, while boasting extraordinary craft and their own, often striking palette. However, they remain among the least understood phenomena: exactly how were chiaroscuros created, in what sequence were they printed, and why? Based upon the most beautiful impressions in American and British collections, extensive new research, and far-reaching interpretations, this exhibition explains the chiaroscuro woodcut as an essential phenomenon, and one of the most beautiful, in the history of printmaking.

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