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December 22, 2006 – April 8, 2007

The phrase “Avec privilege du roy” refers to the permission granted by the French government to a publisher to produce an edition. In this exhibition, it refers equally to the privileges of luxury, leisure, and elaborate rituals afforded to the king and his court in the eighteenth century that came to typify rococo excess and frivolity.

Jusepe de Ribera, 1591-1652

June 27, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

December 22 – April 8, 2007

Sensitive to human expression and capable of rendering it convincingly, Ribera, known as a painter, is notable for extending seventeenth-century realism to printmaking. While he only created 18 prints in his life, this exhibition of his etchings and those of his followers, Filippo Liagno, Salvator Rosa, and Luca Giordano sheds light on this little-known aspect of his artistic production and the impact it had on later artists.

European Prints of Ornament, 1500-1700

June 27, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

December 22, 2006 – April 8, 2007

Presenting some 45 works from throughout Europe, this exhibition reveals a variety of inventive approaches to established ornamental motifs including geometric design, vegetal foliage, and grotesques, as well as fantastic objects and creatures.

Virtuoso Lithography

June 27, 2016 | Blanton Museum of Art

December 22 – April 8, 2007

Unlike earlier techniques of printmaking, lithography allows any artist to make and reproduce practically any size, shape, and character of mark. This versatility and faithfulness to the touch of the artist have often encouraged lithographs in which technique and graphic display tend to overshadow other meanings. Such works form a sub–tradition of what could be called “virtuoso lithography.” This exhibition brings together some two dozen spectacular examples from Delacroix and Whistler to Picasso and Jasper Johns.