Heaven, Earth and the Underworld: Old Master Prints from the Permanent Collection

  • through July 18, 2021
  • The Printing Museum, Houston
This exhibition features more than 40 woodcuts, engravings and etchings, and it traces the early history of printmaking in Western Europe from workshops of armor- decorators to those of the greatest painters of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Over time, the methods of woodblock printing, engraving and transferring designs onto paper—all arriving in Europe from China by the Islamic World by the 1300s CE—developed and eventually entered the studio practice of the era’s leading painters.
"The Matyrdom of St. Catherine", by Albrecht Dürer (1480–1528), woodcut.
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