Friday Evening Lecture

Cut, Bitten, and Scratched: The Persistent Art of Printmaking
Thomas E. Rassieur, John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Friday, November 2, 2018 -
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Like many of his predecessors, Goya exploited printmaking’s unusual quality of being public and private at the same time—optimal for testing novel and sometimes dangerous ideas. Like the best of his forebears, Goya reveled in the physicality of printmaking, attacking copper and stone with sharp tools and acid and caressing them with brushes and soft crayons. In this talk, Tom Rassieur explores printmaking through the work of Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Jasper Johns, and, of course, Goya.

Free; seating is limited. Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium 

Image sheet: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Temeridad de Martincho en la plaza de Zaragoza. (Martincho's recklessness in the ring at Zaragoza), Tauromaquia (Bullfighting) 18, 1815–16m Etching and aquatint with burnishing; first edition, Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard. 25.1173. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

"Martincho's Recklessnes," a print by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes