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ARTHIST 475 History of Early Modern Printmaking (Main)

Studying the format and function of three modes of mechanical reproduction—woodcut, engraving, and etching—that changed the status of pictorial images in several ways between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries: by translating them from canvas, panel,

History of Early Modern Printmaking

Beginning with the origins of woodcut and engraving in the early fifteenth century, this class will examine the relation of print technologies to prior media, such as painting in oils and tempera, and drawing with metalpoint, lead, charcoal, and other kinds of stylus. One of the central issues we must consider, is the agency of prints in the formation of pictorial canons, the implementation of pictorial paradigms, and the promulgation of new forms of knowledge

Masters to Study

The class will examine the workshops of each of the following masters:

Albrecht Dürer,

Lucas van Leyden,

Marcantonio Raimondi,

the Carracci Family

Hendrick Goltzius, and

Rembrandt van Rijn.