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Italian Prints: Featuring New Acquisitions

Dates:
Friday 6 September – Sunday 17 November 2013
Hours:
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fridays and Saturday 2 November - Sunday 3 November 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
(Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time)
Closed:
Mondays except 16 and 23 September, 14 October and 4 November.
Closed on 17 and 24 September, 15 October and 5 November.
Venue:
Prints and Drawings Gallery, NMWA
Organized by:
The National Museum of Western Art
Admission Fees:
Adults 420 yen (210 yen), College students 130 yen (70 yen)
Numbers in parentheses indicate discount fees for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets for Permanent Collection Galleries provide access to this exhibition.
Visitors aged 18 and under or 65 and older are admitted free of charge. Please show your ID upon entrance to confirm your age.
Disabled visitors admitted free of charge, with one attendant. Please present your disability identification upon arrival.
《The Entombment, first version》

PARMIGIANINO (Francesco Mazzola)
《The Entombment, first version》
Etching and Drypoint

This small exhibition presents Italian prints, focusing on newly acquired works. Italy, of course, was the birthplace of the Renaissance and since antiquity has been one of the key centers of art production in the West. While Italian painting, sculpture and architecture has had an overwhelming influence and been on the leading edge in virtually every era, the Italian peninsula has also been the birthplace of numerous print masterpieces. The print process, with its ability to produce multiple impressions from a single plate, is hence quite unlike the singular nature of painting. And as such, it played a major role in disseminating the latest styles and iconography, developed in Italy, to the far corners of Europe. Prints also acted as the news media of the day, through their recording and dissemination of royal marriages and other major events.

In addition to the small selection of works displayed here, the NMWA collection includes numerous Italian prints. This exhibition focuses on newly acquired works, plus some from the collection that are rarely displayed. Indeed, the majority of the works are displayed here for the first time. We hope this exhibition will provide visitors with a sense of the many fascinating aspects of Italian prints, as well as giving a glimpse of quite interesting aspects of the greater NMWA collection.

《The Witches Rout (Lo Stregozzo)》
Marcantonio RAIMONDI/ Agostino VENEZIANO (Agostino dei Musi )
《The Witches Rout (Lo Stregozzo)》
Engraving

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