This course will examine the history of European printmaking from its beginnings in the fifteenth century through the seventeeth century. The class will explore such major printmakers as Schongauer, Mangegna, Dürer, Raimondi, Callot, and Rembrandt as well as of prints that served as pilgrimage souvenirs, illustrations in scientific treatises, or reproductions of art in other media. The course will explore key issues in the study of prints, such as the ways in which a mechanically produced image could be individualized. We will study prints in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and other collections.
Course meets often at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Credit cannot be earned for HART 333 and HART 525.
Eligible for Museums and Cultural History minor credit.