Art Spotlight: LACMA Exhibits Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will present The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy, the first major exhibition on the subject in the United States.

Organized by LACMA in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this groundbreaking show brings together some 100 rare and seldom – exhibited chiaroscuro woodcuts alongside related drawings, engravings, and sculpture , selected from 19 museum collections.

Lacma, chiaroscuro

With its accompanying scholarly catalogue, the exhibition explores the creative and technical history of this innovative, early color printmaking technique, offering the most comprehensive study on the remarkable art of the chiaroscuro woodcut.   

Following its presentation at LACMA, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy travels to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where it will be on view October 14, 2018 – January 20, 2019.   

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