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Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings by Carl Bloch​

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Danish artist Carl Bloch is best known for his masterful paintings of religious and historical subjects. After establishing himself as the most notable Danish painter of his time, Bloch turned his attention to printmaking—a new artistic frontier through which he could consummately pursue his artistic mastery of light, forms, and narrative. In the final ten years of his career, Bloch produced 74 etchings and set a new standard for printmaking in his native country. He created empathic portraits, timeless views of his beloved Danish landscape, as well as significant images of his faith; quiet moments that reflect the inner and outer world of this notable artist.

This exhibition will feature 60 etchings and rare portrait sketches by Carl Bloch.

The Nativity

The Nativity

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), The Nativity, 1881, etching, 6 5/16 x 8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by J. Robert and Lisa Wheatley, 2001.
Peter's Remorse

Peter's Remorse

July 07, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), Peter's Remorse, 1882, etching, 5 1/4 x 6 1/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by J. Robert and Lisa Wheatley, 2001.
Christ With a Crown of Thorns

Christ With a Crown of Thorns

July 07, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), Christ with a Crown of Thorns, 1881, etching, 3 3/16 x 2 3/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by J. Robert and Lisa Wheatley, 2001.
Portrait of the Artist's Mother

Portrait of the Artist's Mother

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), Portrait of the Artist's Mother, 1881, etching, 6 9/16 x 4 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 2014.
The Girl at the Bulwark

The Girl at the Bulwark

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), The Girl at the Bulwark, 1885, etching, 8 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift from the collection of Ira and Mary Lou Fulton, 2015.
Views of the Ocean

Views of the Ocean

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), Views of the Ocean, 1887, etching, 6 1/4 x 10 3/16 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift from the collection of Ira and Mary Lou Fulton, 2015.
The Two Houses and Fruit Trees

The Two Houses and Fruit Trees

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), The Two Houses and Fruit Trees, 1880, etching, 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift from the collection of Ira and Mary Lou Fulton, 2015.
Self Portrait

Self Portrait

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), Self Portrait, 1880, etching, 4 9/16 x 3 1/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by J. Robert and Lisa Wheatley, 2001.
The Doubting Thomas

The Doubting Thomas

July 08, 2022
Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890), The Doubting Thomas, 1885, etching, 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by J. Robert and Lisa Wheatley, 2001.

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August 10, 2018 – January 5, 2019