The Art of the Relief Print

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: January 1, 2009     To: November 15, 2009
The Art of the Relief Print

This exhibition, drawn from the Permanent Collection, traces the history and development of relief prints, and provides insight into how they are made and produced. Included in the exhibition are outstanding examples of woodcuts, wood engravings and linocuts. Some of the earliest prints on display include woodcuts by Michael Wohlgemut (1434–1519), Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) and Lucas Cranach (1472–1553). Works by contemporary artists like Peter Clarke (b.1929) and Alice Goldin (b.1925) are also on display, as well as a representative selection of relief prints by artists associated with the Rorke’s Drift art centre. The art of the traditional Japanese woodcut is illustrated by a selection of works by, amongst others, Utamaro and Hiroshige.


Joe Dolby
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4682

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