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    WOTA: Renaissance and Printmaking

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    begins in Italy in 1400’s
    spreads over all Europe by 1500
    origin of Renaissance
    “rebirth” or revival of Classical Culture
    highlights and shadows in a painting that create a 3D effect
    What was typical of Renaissance Visual Art
    Christian subjects
    human figures, contrapposto
    calm, heroic, beautiful
    architecture- Classical, columns
    Italian Renaissance artist (1475-1564)
    scultpture, frescos
    painting on fresh plaster on wall
    soft, hazy transitions from light to dark
    process of printing where the ink resides up on ridges of the printing plate
    Renaissance Visual Art
    chiaroscuro, fresco, sfumato, Michelangelo
    relief: woodcut
    intaglio: engraving, etching Durer
    made using relief process
    block of wood
    un-carved, raised ridges take ink
    google- moma phrase “what is a print”
    Albrecht Durer
    German, printmaker
    process of printing where ink resides down in the grooves of a printing plate (plate metal)
    intaglio process
    grooves carved into metal plate
    ink all plate
    ink wiped away- remains only in grooves
    intaglio process
    like engraving, but uses acid bath to carve grooves in plate

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