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Drawn in Copper: Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci

Drawn in Copper: Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci

Presented by Saint Louis Art Museum
Visual Arts
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Drawn in Copper, Italian Prints in the Age of Barocci presents a selection of prints made by artists active from the last half of the 16th century through the first half of the 17th. During this period, painters throughout Europe picked up an etching needle and began to create compositions in copper that mimicked the spontaneity and informality of drawings. Etchings as well as engravings are included in the exhibition, demonstrating the variety of subjects, from Greek mythology to Christianity. The artists were the predecessors, contemporaries, and successors of Federico Barocci, who was one of the most astonishingly accomplished painter-etchers of the 16th century.

Agostino Carracci, Italian, 1557-1602, after Francesco Vanni, Italian, 1563-1610; Saint Francis Consoled by the Musical Angel, 1595; engraving; image: 12 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches, sheet: 12 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, The Sidney S. and Sadie Cohen Print Purchase Fund 4:1974

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