Sunday 16 March 2014

Renaissance Woodcuts

Yesterday, in the The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, London, the Royal Academy of Arts opened Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina, Vienna. The RA has brought together 150 of the rarest and most exquisite examples of this forgotten art form, which began in the 16th century. These are the very first colour prints, showing Renaissance masterpieces to a wider public, mainly in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Shown is Hendrick Goltzius' chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks depicting Hercules Killing Cacus (1588). The exhibition runs until 8 June. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £9 for silver surfers. CLICK for further details.


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