Dutch Master Prints and Drawings
January 24 – March 20, 2016
While the public may be familiar with paintings by seventeenth century Dutch masters, their drawings and prints are far less known despite the many outstanding examples of such work that survive. In fact, some of the most memorable and impressive art created during this period was made with ink and paper, as opposed to oil paint on canvas or panel. This exhibition was organized by Wayne Franits, Professor of Art History, in conjunction with the seminar Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing. Graduate students studied each artist and the significance of their individual works in contributing to an understanding of the purpose, function, and broader context of art making in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century.