May 30, 2023, at 6 pm Art in Tuscany and the University Dutch Institute in Florence (Nikki) will present

From Decorated Armor to Collectible Paper: the Beginning of the Printed Etching

The history of printmaking has been punctuated by moments of great invention that have completely changed the course of a medium. The beginnings of etching in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries in Europe represents one of those pivotal moments when etching moved out of the workshop of armor decorators and into those of printmakers and painters. Figures such as Daniel Hopfer, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, and Hieronymus Cock played pivotal roles in the history of the medium.

Dr. Nadine Orenstein Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA