German, Dutch And Flemish Old Master Prints Are Subject Of New Exhibition At The U.Va. Art Museum
August 4, 2005 --
WHAT: Exhibit – “The Power of the North: German, Dutch and Flemish Old Master Prints.”
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 16
WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum
155 Rugby Rd.
WHO: Stephen Margulies, exhibition coordinator
WHAT: Gallery Talk
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m.
WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum
German, Dutch and Flemish old master prints from 1500 to 1700 exhibit technical innovation and a detailed realism coupled with an eerie aura of magic that coexists with a strong feeling for nature and reality. In contrast, Italian old master prints are characterized by the elegance, intellectual coherence, faith and even scholarly magic they portray.
Yet, there was quite a bit of artistic and personal interchange among Italian printmakers and printmakers from other European countries.
“The Power of the North: German, Dutch and Flemish Old Master Prints” allows viewers to decide if Italian elegance is matched by German, Dutch or Flemish power and precision.
The exhibit is accompanied by a gallery talk by Stephen Margulies, the exhibit curator at the University of Virginia Art Museum, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m.
The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For details about the exhibit or information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592, or visit the museum’s Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298