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A Taste of Grace
Italian Prints from the Fifteenth through Eighteenth Centuries

April 10-August 15, 2004

Gallery Talk by Lawrence Goedde
Professor and Chair, McIntire Department of Art
Sunday, April 18, 2:00


The 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.

The Museum's now significant collection of Italian prints includes work by Domenico Beccafumi, Battista Piranesi, Guido Reni, and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo.

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