Kimbell Art Museum presents "Cut, Bitten, and Scratched: The Persistent Art of Printmaking"
Thomas E. Rassieur, the John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will present a free lecture entitled "Cut, Bitten, and Scratched: The Persistent Art of Printmaking," in the Pavilion Auditorium with a simulcast in the Kahn Auditorium. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the free special exhibition, "Goya in Black and White."
Like many of his predecessors, Goya exploited printmaking's unusual quality of being public and private at the same time, optimal for testing novel and sometimes dangerous ideas. Like the best of his forebears, Goya reveled in the physicality of printmaking, attacking copper and stone with sharp tools and acid and caressing them with brushes and soft crayons. In this talk, Tom Rassieur explores printmaking through the work of Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso, Jasper Johns and, of course, Goya
An expert in Old Master prints and drawings, Rassieur heads the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He came to MIA in 2009 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Rassieur has curated and co-curated exhibitions on Rembrandt, German Renaissance prints, with an emphasis on Albrecht Dürer, and many other subjects. In addition to Minneapolis and Boston, his exhibitions have appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, in his home town of St. Louis and at other museums across the country and abroad.