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Works in Process: from Print to Proof

Art - Exhibit

Saturday, December 7, 2013 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Examining various printmaking techniques, this exhibition will underscore the often arduous process of creating graphic impressions. Sketches, proofs, plates, and woodblocks will hang alongside finished works, illustrating a prints evolution from start to completion. Spanning three centuries and two continents, Works in Process: from Print to Proof features master printmakers like Félix Bracquemond, Gustave Baumann, and Rembrandt van Rijn.
Curator of the show Nancy Burns states, I wanted to do this exhibition because all too often I sense that visitors are either intimidated by prints, not understanding one technique from another, or they simply dont appreciate the difficulty involved in making a single print, particularly color prints. My goal was to try to represent each of the four main printmaking genresintaglio, screenprinting, relief, and lithographyin such a way that any person could approach these prints and walk away with a basic appreciation of their manufacture. I think prints often have a kind of polish or finish to them that conceals the difficulty involved in their making. Its easier to wrap ones mind around the idea of a brush putting paint on a canvas than it is to visualize a varnished copper plate dipped into an acidic bath for an etching. My hope is that novices to this kind of media will walk away with a greater appreciation for the printmaking craft while print connoisseurs will appreciate the opportunity to investigate the working methods of master printmakers.

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Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School


Last Modified: February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

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