This exhibition presented to the public, for the first time in Brazil, a comprehensive overview of the history of printmaking in the Western world, from the invention of woodcut, in the 15th century, until the use of silkscreen by pop art. Alongside Dürer, Callot, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, Picasso and Morandi, the viewers could appreciate other printmakers who, over the last six centuries, have decisively contributed to the definition of techniques and poetics of specific movements in art history. Thus, the four segments: “The Origins of Engraving,” “Expressionism,” “Abstraction” and “Pop and New Figuration” showed the transition between important historical moments. Curated by Carlos Martins, Valéria Piccoli and Pieter Tjabbes.

Places and Dates:

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), São Paulo, SP – Oct. 2006 to Jan. 2007

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Feb. to Apr. 2007

Total viewers: 100,000

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