Anton Würth Visits the Snite

Snite Museum of Art | January 12 - March 16, 2014

Provoked by the seventeenth-century French virtuoso portrait engraver Robert Nanteuil, German printmaker and book artist Anton Würth (b. 1957) challenges conventional concepts of ornamentation in an attempt to lead  "the engraved line from being an exclusively subordinate part of representation to a self-referential independence."

This exhibition brings together Würth's twenty-first-century take on engraving---an archaic, laborious and unforgiving medium---and some of the old master prints that inspired them to examine technique, portraiture, ornament, and theory.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Wednesday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk by Artist Anton Würth
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February 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
THIRD THURSDAYS @ the SNITE
Print-Palooza
Delve into the processes of engraving, woodcut, and lithography with engraver Anton Würth and printmakers Justin Barfield and Heather Parrish. 
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February 21, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Engraving Workshop with the Artist
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Programs are co-sponsored by the European Visiting Artist Grant from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Department of Art, Art History and Design.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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