Chiaroscuro Woodcut

Chiaroscuro Woodcut

 

a kind of color woodcut. Chiaroscuro woodcuts are produced from several blocks of woods to which closely related tones of color have been applied. The picture, created primarily by gradations of light and shade, consists of generalized forms endowed with a feeling of three-dimensionality. Chiaroscuros were invented in the 16th century (Ugo da Carpi and A. Andreani in Italy; H. Baldung in Germany).

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GODS AND HEROES IN THE PRINT BAY January 23 to May 25 Epic ambitions underpin this display inspired by Hercules and Caucus, the magnificent chiaroscuro woodcut by Hendrick Goltzius, recently acquired for the gallery.
GODS AND HEROES IN THE PRINT BAY January 23 to May 25 Epic ambitions underpin this display inspired by Hercules and Caucus, the magnifi-cent chiaroscuro woodcut by Hendrick Goltzius, recently acquired for the gallery.
Near the beginning of this exhibition, the viewer is introduced to one of the most unusual and remarkable aspects of early modern printmaking: the chiaroscuro woodcut. These relief prints are made with multiple blocks--the wall labels for works in this exhibit note examples created with two, three, or four blocks--in order to simulate the effects of drawing on colored paper using the chiaroscuro technique.
8) of 1510, the impressive chiaroscuro woodcut created during his first working period in Strasbourg.
Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the most immediately appealing of all historic prints, displaying exquisite invention, refined draftsmanship, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color.
Individual chapter within these parts include Colour Stamping in the Late Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Technical Sources and Workshop Practice, Materials and Techniques for Early Colour Printing, Hendrick Goltzius's Chiaroscuro Woodcuts Revisited, and Colourful Topography: A Short-Lived Practice in Amsterdam Print Publishing around 1700.
Lincoln's point of departure is the role which Beccafumi's experiments with the newly invented technique of chiaroscuro woodcuts may have had on his designs for some of the inlaid pavements in Siena Cathedral.
Achim Gnann is curator of Italian prints and drawings at the Albertina, and he curated the exhibition of Baselitz's chiaroscuro woodcuts in London and Vienna.
When Georg Baselitz's collection of chiaroscuro woodcuts went on display at the Royal Academy in London last month, it reaffirmed his place in the pantheon of distinguished artist-collectors ('Renaissance Impressions: Chiaroscuro Woodcuts from the Collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina, Vienna'; until 8 June).
This year's event coincides with the Royal Academy's exhibition of chiaroscuro woodcuts from the collections of Georg Baselitz and the Albertina, Vienna.