Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Art for All. The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900

Franz Zülow, From the Sorcerer’s Garden, 1908
Papercut print, hand-coloured, stuck to board, 18,5 x 32,4 cm
Vienna Albertina, Inv. DG 1982/41 © Albertina, Vienna

By the middle of the 16th century the use of woodcuts had begun to be replaced by more precise processes such as engraving and etching. It was only rediscovered as an artistic medium in the early 20th century, with Vienna serving as the nexus for a revival that was to last just a decade.

Karl Anton Reichel, Study of a Female Nude, 1909 © Albertina, Vienna

Carl Moser, Breton Child, 1904, Colour woodcut on washi, Sheet: 29,7 x 21,1 cm
Vienna Albertina, Inv. DG1912/86 © Albertina, Vienna

Rudolf Kalvach, Port Life in Trieste VI/4, 1907/08
Woodcut, watercoloured, impression on glassine, Sheet: 45,7 x 34 cm
Courtesy Giorgio Uboni

The exhibition Art for All. The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900  runs until October 3, 2016 at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.

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