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Renaissance Impressions at the Royal Academy of Art

Renaissance Impressions at the Royal Academy of Art

Renaissance Impressions showcases the lost printing technique of Chiaroscuro woodcuts from 15th March at the Royal Academy of Art. Approximately 130 rare prints are on loan from the renowned collection of the Albertina Museum in Vienna and the personal collection of RA Georg Baselitz – an exquisite showcase from two of the finest print collections in the world.

Amongst the works on display are single copy prints from Renaissance masters including; Raphael, Titian, and Ugo de Carpi.

A series of events will accompany the exhibition including; a lecture on classical themes from the exhibit by the RA’s own Professor Mary Beard and a talk by the exhibition curator, Arturo Galansino.

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For those fascinated by the chiaroscuro woodcut printing processes who want to know more, Stephen Chambers recreates the lost art in this video.

Renaissance Impressions is part of the RA’s initiative ‘Print Month’ held throughout April 2014 and alongside the Renaissance exhibition RA will also be presenting prints by artist Norman Stevens and holding the London Original Print Fair to celebrate the medium.