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Renaissance to Goya : Prints and Drawings from Spain

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  • Author:
    MCDONALD Mark
  • ISBN:
    9780714126807
  • Publication Date:
    0/09/2012
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    318
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    British Museum Press
  • Country of Publication:
Renaissance to Goya : Prints and Drawings from Spain
Renaissance to Goya : Prints and Drawings from Spain

Renaissance to Goya : Prints and Drawings from Spain

Regular price $115.00
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    MCDONALD Mark
  • ISBN:
    9780714126807
  • Publication Date:
    0/09/2012
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    318
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    British Museum Press
  • Country of Publication:
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  • Spanish prints and drawings is a subject that is little known outside Spain. It is generally assumed these were marginal arts practiced only by a few well-known artists, including José de Ribera, Bartolomé Murillo and Francisco de Goya.

    The aim of this project is to explore the largely unchartered territory of the origins, form and function of prints and drawings in Spain. It will present for the first time a coherent study, largely based on the collections of the British Museum, that looks at their history from around 1400 through to and including Goya (died 1828). It will also present new research on the subject of the graphic arts in Spain. The material will be published in a monograph to accompany an exhibit ion at the British Museum in late 2012.

    It is the first time prints and drawings made in Spain have been studied together. A critical aspect of the project will be to consider the presence of foreign artists working in Spain and how they contributed to the artistic landscape. Particular attention will be given to the different types of prints and drawings and their many functions to convey the role they played in artistic practice and visual culture in Spain (architectural prints and drawings, reproductive prints, landscape, religious subjects, prints made for commemorative purposes, fans, playing cards and more).

    Featured in the May 2013 Creative Enterprises newsletter.
    To receive this newsletter regularly please email us with your name and contact details.

Spanish prints and drawings is a subject that is little known outside Spain. It is generally assumed these were marginal arts practiced only by a few well-known artists, including José de Ribera, Bartolomé Murillo and Francisco de Goya.

The aim of this project is to explore the largely unchartered territory of the origins, form and function of prints and drawings in Spain. It will present for the first time a coherent study, largely based on the collections of the British Museum, that looks at their history from around 1400 through to and including Goya (died 1828). It will also present new research on the subject of the graphic arts in Spain. The material will be published in a monograph to accompany an exhibit ion at the British Museum in late 2012.

It is the first time prints and drawings made in Spain have been studied together. A critical aspect of the project will be to consider the presence of foreign artists working in Spain and how they contributed to the artistic landscape. Particular attention will be given to the different types of prints and drawings and their many functions to convey the role they played in artistic practice and visual culture in Spain (architectural prints and drawings, reproductive prints, landscape, religious subjects, prints made for commemorative purposes, fans, playing cards and more).

Featured in the May 2013 Creative Enterprises newsletter.
To receive this newsletter regularly please email us with your name and contact details.