Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy

12/06/2018 all-day
National Gallery of Art
Pennsylvania Ave Between 4th & 6th St NW (Canadian Embassy)
Washington, DC 20001

A form of printing in the 16th century, chiaroscuro woodcuts were made using a technique that involved the successive printing of multiple wood blocks. Designs by leading artists such as Raphael and Titian were interpreted and distributed. However, a shroud of mystery still surrounds the process, from the creation of the pieces to their sequencing to their necessity. This exhibit, which will feature new research and interpretations, attempts to erase the mystery surrounding this historical phenomenon in printmaking.

Oct. 14 – Jan. 20, 2019