Cincinnati Art Museum Presents Art After Dark: Street Chic (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, November 21, 2014)
Documentary explores shift from film to digital photography (Cincinnati Enquirer, November 20, 2014)
Cincinnati Art Museum names new Director of Marketing and Communications (Cincinnati Art Museum Press Release, November 20, 2014)
CAM hosts retrospective of local pop icon (The News Record, November 19, 2014)
September 24, 2011 to December 05, 2011
Seventeenth century Dutch painters and printmakers sought to depict chiaroscuro and convey atmospheric depth. Although a variety of relief and intaglio techniques existed, a nonlinear graphic process that could translate painting’s tonal values and surface textures had eluded artists, engravers and publishers. In 1642, an amateur, Ludwig van Siegen of Utrecht, discovered a new technique, mezzotint, where the artist works from dark to light. Drawn from the Art Museum’s permanent collection this show presents landmarks in the history of mezzotint from 1642 through its heyday as a reproductive medium in eighteenth century portraiture in England, and on through the creative use of the medium today.