In connection with the Civ at the MOA website, the MOA will showcase original works on paper in the Print Study Room on select dates for open viewing and study. This resource is designed specifically to give GE teachers more ways to engage with the MOA’s permanent collection. Prints by Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn will be on view Tuesday, February 19 – Friday, February 22 from 10 AM to 4 PM each day.
One of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) refined the woodcut medium. The son of a goldsmith, Durer mastered traditional techniques to produce innovative compositions that reflect the era of Reformation and redefined the art of northern Europe.
Few artists captured the emotion and psychology of his subjects as Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). One of the great religious artists in western history, Rembrandt used the distinct techniques of the etching medium to bring new relevance and accessibility to revered sacred themes as well as the images of daily life.
Image Credit: Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528), Title Page: The Mocking of Christ, from the Large Passion, 1511, Woodcut, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift from Mahonri M. Young Estate.