On Tuesday, September 13, Christa Story, Curator, UWM Art Collection, gave a gallery talk at the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College in conjunction with the UWM Art Collection traveling exhibition Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes. Story discussed the etchings of Rembrandt in terms of style and subject. She also addressed the lengthy history of his surviving copper plates—which resulted in posthumous etchings in the centuries after his death.
Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes will be on view at the Wright Museum of Art through Sunday, October 2.
Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes
This exhibit includes 40 works by and after Rembrandt, gifted to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by Emilie H. Mathis II.
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), one of the most influential printmakers in the history of art, created etchings on a wide range of subjects— from incisive representations of scriptures to studies of street life. His prints possess comedy as well as sober social commentary and have influenced innumerable later printmakers. But how can one be sure that a Rembrandt is truly or wholly by Rembrandt? This exhibition examines the problem of authenticating Rembrandt’s etchings. The exhibition includes first state pulls from the artist’s lifetime and restrike prints from the 17th to the 20th centuries. This exhibit is made possible through the support of George S. Parker II, and will be on view from August 15 to October 2 in the Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery.
Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm