National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

image: The Baroque Woodcut, National Gallery of Art — October 28, 2007 to March 30, 2008

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Works by
Albrecht Dürer
Giuseppe Scolari
Peter Paul Rubens
Jan Lievens
Christoffel Jegher
Guido Reni
Bartolomeo Coriolano
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Image: Christoffel Jegher after Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Hercules Fighting the Fury and the Discord, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1973.60.1Woodcut in its classic form achieved a final triumph in the Baroque era when painters of exceptional caliber chose it as a dramatic means for expressing the energy and refinement of their draftsmanship. The woodcut offered wide variation in scale and the advantage of printing in colors, and invested a bold element of abstraction into a painterly art of illusion. Most of these works result from close collaboration between a painter and a master block cutter. At their best they reflect a perfect fusion of skill and imagination. Titian, Albrecht Dürer, Giuseppe Scolari, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan Lievens, Christoffel Jegher, Guido Reni, and Bartolomeo Coriolano are represented among the 65 works.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the Thaw Charitable Trust.