Canalblog
Editer l'article Suivre ce blog Administration + Créer mon blog
Alain.R.Truong
Alain.R.Truong
Visiteurs
Depuis la création 51 005 176
Archives
Newsletter
Alain.R.Truong
19 juillet 2020

'Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)' at National Gallery of Canada

hero-beautifulmonsters-02

Witness the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, who bring monsters to life in an artful manner.

The word “monster” comes from the Latin monstrum, meaning an anomaly in the natural order. Throughout the ages, artists have given shape to those abnormalities that populate collective imaginations. This exhibition showcases the unbridled creativity of Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, in bringing monsters to life in an artful manner.

Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, a selection of engravings, etchings, woodcuts and drawings from the 15th through the 17th centuries highlights the different functions of monsters in the visual culture of early modern Europe. Whether they embody moral anxieties of the times or serve a decorative purpose, these fantastic beings elicit both terror and wonder. Through them, we can glimpse the power dynamics of religion and gender, and observe how art is capable of bringing a certain beauty even to the monstrous.

 National Gallery of Canada, Jul 18, 2020 to Nov 15, 2020

monsters-03

Andrea Mantegna, Battle of the Sea Gods (left side), c. 1485–88. Engraving on laid paper, 28 × 42.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1915. Photo: NGC.

monsters-04

in 'Beautiful Monsters in Early European Prints and Drawings (1450–1700)' at National Gallery of Canada' http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2020/07/19/38437833.html

 

Commentaires