Taste of Grace
Italian Prints from the Fifteenth through Eighteenth Centuries
10-August 15, 2004
Talk by Lawrence Goedde
Professor and Chair, McIntire Department of Art
Sunday, April 18, 2:00
Museum's increasingly distinguished collection of Old Master prints
is especially strong in Northern European work, with striking
examples of the art of such German and Dutch masters as Dürer
and Goltzius. When German and Dutch printmakers yearned for more
than power or earthy realism, when they yearned for grace or intellectual
elegance or a lighter-winged more perfect beauty they sometimes
turned, like the rest of the Western world, toward the Greco-Roman
classical tradition that perhaps reached its culmination in Italy
from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries.
Museum's now significant collection of Italian prints includes
work by Domenico Beccafumi, Battista Piranesi, Guido Reni, and
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo.
details about the museum and exhibits, explore the
museums Web site or call (434) 924-3592.