Synopsis: Circa 1866: European Prints from the Collection Sep 03, 2016-Jan 15, 2017 Museum Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 10am to 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 5pm Select First Tuesdays: 10am to 9pm (9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 6/6)
Start Time: Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:00 AM
End Time: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Location: Voorhees Hall / Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Category: Art
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Additional Information: The 1860s was a pivotal time for artistic innovation in Paris and London. Artists increasingly featured both the directly observed local landscape and scenes from contemporary life in their works, laying the foundation for impressionism, the painting style that has come to represent the beginning of modern art. Painters also rediscovered the venerable printmaking medium of etching, which had been practiced by Rembrandt and other earlier masters but which fell out of favor following the invention of lithography in 1798. Artists saw etching as an alternative vehicle for creative expression and a versatile means for making original works that would appeal to a growing market of art collectors. While artists like James McNeill Whistler and Charles Daubigny produced etchings as an extension of their painting practice, others, including Charles Meryon and Félix Bracquemond, devoted most of their careers to printmaking.
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