Friday, June 29, 2012

Woodcuts at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

+ JMJ +

The Department of Prints and Drawings at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) was established in 1916.  It is responsible for the care, exhibition, and acquisition of works of art on paper.  

These include woodcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, screenprints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, monotypes, multiples, artists' books, and rare books, ranging from early 14th-century illuminated manuscripts to contemporary works on paper. It is the MIA’s hidden treasure chest.

Many of the greatest European and American artists from the Renaissance to the present are represented, often in considerable depth and quality.

Here are my favorite WOODCUTS:

The Kiss

By Edvard Munch  (Norway)
Color Woodcut

On the Beach

Vassily Kandinsky (Russia)
Color Woodcut

Young Girl with a Pitcher

By Auguste Louis Lepere (France)
Color Woodcut

Moon Bridge at Kameido

By Helen Hyde (USA)
Color Woodcut on Japan Paper

Five O'Clock

By Felix Vallotton (Switzerland)

The Window of Lalique

By Felix Vallotton (Switzerland)


Jean-Emile Laboureur (France)
Woodcut, Color Lithograph

1 comment:

  1. I had fun choosing this particular painting online that now hangs in my downtown office, from, who sells canvas prints of art masterpieces. While the original is treasured in some art museum in England, my print, of this painting by Edward Burne-Jones is very much appreciated by my staff and clients. The print quality is really excellent.