Prints were everywhere in the 19th century: from street posters and newspaper caricatures to experimental works that pushed the limits of ink and paper. Nevertheless, our first impressions of 19th-century French art are often dominated by painting — this talk will introduce you to another side of the period, the fascinating world of prints. Exploring hidden gems from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, guest speaker Dr Rachel Skokowski will trace the key developments and debates that revolutionized 19th-century printmaking.
Dr Rachel Skokowski is a PhD graduate of the University of Oxford and a Rhodes Scholar with expertise in 18th–19th-century French art history and the intersection of art and technology. She is currently the Curatorial Research Assistant, European Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
James Tissot, Octobre, 1878. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002.
Alexandre Lunois, Magasin de nouveautés, 1902. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979.
Camille Corot, Souvenir of Italy, 1863. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981.