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First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-century France

First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-century France

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When:

  • Thu 22 Apr, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

R13

Ticket Information:

  • AAG Members: $10.00
  • AAG Members Guest : $10.00
  • Non-Members: $15.00
  • Student: $5.00

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.

Image credits:
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.

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