500 years of Western printmaking

Congratulations to the University of Iowa Museum of Art on their new exhibit, “In the Footsteps of Masters: The Evolution of the Reproductive Print,” now on display at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. For a sneak preview of some of the artifacts on display, please view the “Prints” gallery in our University of Iowa Museum of Art Digital Collection, featuring over 4400 engravings, woodcuts and etchings, dating from 1470 to the present day.

Cornelis Galle the Elder (Flemish; Antwerp, 1576-1650), Procne Showing Tereus the Head of his Child (after Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish; Antwerp, 1577-1640), c. 1637, Engraving, Museum purchase 1980.92

The University of Iowa Museum of Art’s (UIMA) second exhibition presented at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum, “In the Footsteps of Masters: The Evolution of the Reproductive Print,” opens Jan. 21 and will remain on view through May 23. The exhibition is curated by UI student Nathan Popp, a UIMA curatorial graduate assistant who organized the exhibit to examine the role of printmaking in the development of visual culture.

The exhibition spans 500 years, featuring nearly 80 Western reproductive prints from the 15th to the 20th century. Featured in the exhibition are original prints and drawings by artists Albrecht Dürer, Annibale Carracci, Jusepe De Ribera, Edouard Manet, Jean-Baptiste Corot, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, William Blake, Francisco Goya, and Grant Wood, as well as reproductive prints made after the works of famous masters such as Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Jan Van Eyck, Titian, Michelangelo and others…

http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2010/january/011210UIMA-Figgeexhibit.html