Many of the world’s greatest artists have used printmaking to create some of their most brilliant and influential artworks - exploiting the diverse range of printing techniques to create distinctive and beautiful effects that cannot be achieved in any other medium.
The Printmaker’s Art: Rembrandt to Riley presents works by some of the finest artists of the past 500 years, from Rembrandt van Rijn to Francisco de Goya, Andy Warhol to Bridget Riley. It chronicles the development of printmaking techniques by artists over the centuries and shines a light on the processes behind these iconic images to highlight the immense skill of the artist-printmaker. The works have all been selected from the National Gallery of Scotland’s world-class collection of artist’s prints.
Highlights include prints by the old masters, such as Dürer’s celebrated woodcut The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Rembrandt’s tour-de-force etching, The Three Crosses and Goya’s ghoulish Ensayos from the series ‘Los Caprichos’. Iconic works from the 20th century include Pablo Picasso’s 1959 colour linocut Bacchanale and Andy Warhol’s striking Jacqueline Kennedy II. Bridget Riley’s 2015 screenprint Standing Up, Turning Round, Lying Down brings the selection right up to the present day and contemporary printmaking
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A five-star country house and gallery, run in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland. Highlights on display include works by El Greco, Gainsborough and Raeburn.
Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
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