Exhibitions

Artistic training in the Renaissance involved drawing, or copying, from nature, from antique sculptures and from the work of other acclaimed artists.  While Raphael and Michelangelo were painting for the Popes in Rome, skilled printmakers such as Marcantonio Raimondi and Giorgio Ghisi were widely disseminating the painters’ famous compositions through the relatively new medium of engraving.  Not all artists, however, wanted their creations reproduced by others.  This exhibition will present works which showcase the various intentions behind copies, ranging from collaborations between designers and printmakers to the unauthorized copies of Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts, which resulted in a landmark legal decision against image piracy.

This exhibition is organized by Holly Borham, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings, Blanton Museum of Art

20apr(apr 20)3:00 pm(apr 20)3:00 pmPublic TourCopies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance

26apr(apr 26)12:00 pmFeaturedArt Talk: Copying as Research

03may(may 3)12:30 pmFeaturedGallery Talk: Louis Waldman

04may(may 4)3:00 pm(may 4)3:00 pmPublic TourCopies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance

16may(may 16)12:30 pm(may 16)12:30 pmPublic TourCopies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance

18may(may 18)3:00 pm(may 18)3:00 pmPublic TourCopies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance

30may(may 30)12:30 pm(may 30)12:30 pmPublic TourCopies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance

[Left Image]
Albrecht Dürer
St. Thomas, 1514 (detail)
Engraving
4 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Gift of the children of L.M. Tonkin, 1966

[Right Image]
Johann Ladenspelder
St. Thomas, circa 1535 – 1561 (detail)
Engraving
4 7/16 x 2 7/8 in.
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, University Purchase, 1961

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