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Grand scale: monumental prints in the age of Dürer and Titian

Symposium: 20 March 2008

Grand scale: monumental prints in the age of Dürer and Titian presents little-seen woodcuts, engravings and etchings from 16th – century Europe that were conceived to rival, and be used in the same manner as more permanent media such as painting, tapestry and sculpture. The exhibition provides an extraordinary chance to see these prints, which are rarely exhibited at all and virtually never shown together. This exhibition was organized by the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, and will travel to the Yale University Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Davis is hosting an international symposium in conjunction with Grand
. Eight scholars will examine the phenomenon of oversize, composite printmaking in 16th-century Europe and beyond from a wide range of perspectives.

No Fee. Limited Seating. Registration Required: pre-registration deadline March 13.
to register
Questions? Mail Barbara Levitov or
Elizabeth Wyckoff


Galleries open from 8:30 am until 7:00 pm
Coffee will be available in the Davis Museum lobby

Session 1, 9:40-1:00
Collins Cinema

Welcoming remarks
David Mickenberg, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director, Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania

Ashley West, Chester Dale Fellow, Department of Drawings and Prints,
Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Thinking in pieces: Augsburg and the earliest multi-block woodcuts in the North”

Thomas Schauerte, Assistant Lecturer, University of Trier, Germany
Behind the arch: some remarks on printing technique and authorship of Emperor Maximilian’s ‘Ehrenpforte’

Christopher P. Heuer, Assistant Professor, Department of Art &Archaeology, Princeton University
Dürer’s folds

Eva Allan, Ph.D candidate, History of Art, Yale University
Triumph and the Turk: the multi-block print by Pieter Coecke van Aelst

Lunch/galleries open 12:45-2:00
(A list of on- and off-campus places for lunch will be provided)

Session 2
Collins Cinema

Introductions, Elizabeth Wyckoff, Assistant Director and Curator of Prints
and Drawings, Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Bronwen Wilson, Associate Professor, Visual Art and Theory, University of
British Columbia
Inscription and the horizon in Early Modern printed city views

Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University
[Title TBA]

Michael Bury, Reader in History of Art, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
The early prints after Michelangelo’s Last Judgment

Louis Marchesano, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Getty Research Institute
Printing the grand manner: Charles Le Brun and the monumental prints of the Ancien Régime

Wrap-up session moderated by Larry Silver and Elizabeth Wyckoff

Reception in the Davis Museum lobby

Galleries open until 7:00 pm