Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
Chicago

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Engraving the Ephemeral
Curated by: Maureen Warren
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


April 9th, 2010 - June 20th, 2010
 
Genius Flying Above a Landscape, Genius Flying Above a Landscape,
1520, engraving
© Courtesy of Block Museum of Art
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tu, Sa, & Su 10 am–5 pm We, Th, & Fri 10 am–8 pm
> DESCRIPTION

A companion exhibition to The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480–1650, Engraving the Ephemeral considers some of the methods that European engravers used during the 16th and 17th centuries to represent atmospheric and transitory conditions.

Because they are constantly changing and in motion, representing ephemeral effects posed problems for engravers, who essentially worked in black line. Artists developed numerous techniques and a rich visual vocabulary of dots, dashes, and lines, and sometimes untreated paper to convey such effects as fire, wind, rain, darkness, lightning, and clouds.

The exhibition is drawn primarily from the collection of the Block Museum,and is curated by Maureen Warren, a graduate student in the Northwestern University's Department of Art History. An illustrated brochure will accompany the exhibition.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.