CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

The brilliant line: following the early modern engraver, 1480-1650

Exhibition: 9 April - 20 June 2010

Composed entirely of lines, engravings are works of exquisite beauty and incomparable intricacy.

The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480–1650 traces the art form’s development and proliferation in the print workshops of Europe, showcasing the technical virtuosity and inventiveness on display in rarely-seen Renaissance and Baroque prints by masters like Albrecht Dürer and Hendrick Goltzius.

An in-gallery and online interactive component lets you see how engravings are made, examine the complex layers of incisions engravers made to their plates, and appreciate the visual language artists developed to depict tone, texture, and volume.

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