Printmaking in the Age of Romanticism

Over 100 works

Major Romantic artists such as Blake and Turner in England, Goya in Spain and GĂ©ricault and Delacroix in France, all turned to printmaking for its unique possibilities to produce aesthetic effects unrealizable in other media.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 06 August 2009 to Sunday 25 October 2009

Royal tiger image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Wednesday 29 April 2009.
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Romanticism emerged in the closing years of the 18th century as a powerful force in the development of European music, literature and painting. It also found strong expression in the graphic arts. This exhibition, featuring over 100 prints, also includes the works of many less well known artists such as Gustave Doré, Rodolphe Bresdin and Charles Meryon, who rejected painting in pursuit of strange and original visions in the field of printmaking.