The Blanton Museum of Art presents "Copies, Fakes and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance" opening day

"Copies, Fakes and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance" opening reception
Albrecht Dürer, St. Thomas, 1514 (detail), Engraving 4 9/16 x 2 15/16 in. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Gift of the children of L.M. Tonkin, 1966.
Image Right: Johann Ladenspelder, St. Thomas, circa 1535 – 1561 (detail), Engraving 4 7/16 x 2 7/8 in. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, University Purchase, 1961
Photo courtesy of The Blanton Museum of Art

Artistic training in the Renaissance involved drawing, or copying, from nature, from antique sculptures and from the work of other acclaimed artists. While Raphael and Michelangelo were painting for the Popes in Rome, skilled printmakers such as Marcantonio Raimondi and Giorgio Ghisi were widely disseminating the painters’ famous compositions through the relatively new medium of engraving.  Not all artists, however, wanted their creations reproduced by others.  This exhibition will present works which showcase the various intentions behind copies, ranging from collaborations between designers and printmakers to the unauthorized copies of Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts, which resulted in a landmark legal decision against image piracy.

The exhibit will be on display through June 16, 2019. 

 

 

Event Details

When

3.23.19 | 11:00 am

Where

Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701

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Ticket Info

$5-$12; Free for members