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Thursday, 25 November 2021

Born on this day: Kanō Naonobu (1607-1650)

Dear reader,

The November News is assembled for you below. Enjoy this little reading break.


#Paris The exhibition 'Charles Donker. Always looking' will be held at the Fondation Custodia from 3 December 2021 to 3 April 2022. Donker’s technique, and the renowned delicacy of his work, place him among the greatest Dutch graphic artists of his time.

#WaddesdonManor In collaboration with Musée National Gustave Moreau, Paris, the exhibition 'Gustave Moreau: The Fables' displays 35 watercolours created by Moreau between 1879 and 1885 for the first time. They were part of a series commissioned by the art collector Antony Roux to illustrate the 17th-century Fables of Jean de La Fontaine (many of which derive from Aesop’s Fables).

#NY #Dresden At The Morgan Library & Museum the exhibit 'Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden' focuses on the drawing collection of the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, until 23 January 2022.

#NY #justopened At the Met, New York: Cruel Radiance, Photography, 1940s-1960s. The show explores the flourishing of photography as a medium between World War II and the Vietnam War and focuses on recent gifts. On view until 1 May 2022.

#Washington #aquatint On show until 21 February 2022: 'Aquatint: From Its Origins to Goya' in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Aquatint, a new technique in the 18th century, swept through Europe, yielding an extraordinary range of works.

#Bremen #etching The Kunsthalle opened the exhibit: Goya and Manet: Revolutionary Etching on 23 October. The exhibition in the Department of Prints and Drawings shows Goya’s impressive etchings and presents them next to selected works by Manet. On view until 27 February 2022.

#Valencia In Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia you can now see the exhibit: Piranesi. III Centenari (1720-2020). Until 30 January 2022.

#exhibit #Oxford On display until 3 January 2022, the exhibition 'Tokyo: Art & Photography' in the Ashmolean Museum. Highlights include historic folding screens and iconic woodblock prints, video works, pop art, and contemporary photographs by Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.

#London The exhibit 'Hokusai - The Great Picture Book of Everything' at the British Museum shows 103 recently acquired drawings by Hokusai. They were produced in the 1820s–1840s for an illustrated encyclopedia called The Great Picture Book of Everything. More information on the website. Also in the #BritishMuseum, 'Enticing Peaks', presents a selection of the finest prints from Robert Wylie Lloyd's (1868-1958) collection that reveal his admiration for the Alpine landscape and his interest in Swiss customs and mythology. More information here. Both on show until 30 January 2022.

#chateaudechantilly #lastchance Until 30 November, the exhibit 'Le Trait de la Séduction' at the Château de Chantilly shows drawings from the School of Fontainebleau, of which many have never been shown and which are nevertheless essential in the history of the French Renaissance art.

#drawings #contemporary #Vevey The Musée Jenisch in Vevey presents 'XXL- le dessin en grand', highlighting the work of nearly thirty contemporary artists drawing on large scale. On view until 27 February 2022.

#Vevey #Bauhaus On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the American artist Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), the Musée Jenisch presents the engraved work of this famous artist linked to the Bauhaus. Lyonel Feininger - La ville et la mer, on view until 9 January 2022.

#Antwerp On view from 3 December until 6 March in Museum Plantin Moretus: Life in Antwerp through the eyes of the Italian Guicciardini. Like Christoffel Plantin, Guicciardini was a migrant who moved to the Netherlands for his job and settled in Antwerp. In 1567 he published his bestseller: 'Descrittione (...) di tutti i Paesi Bassi altrimenti detti Germania inferiore.' In this remarkable book he describes all the cities of the Netherlands.

#Antwerp In the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library you can now go see the exhibit 'Heroes in Armour', which displays 16th century printed editions of chivalric novels, putting the knight in the spotlight. On show until 23 January 2022.

#Paris At the Beaux-Arts museum you can now go see the exhibit: Draw the letter, write the drawing. Until 16 January 2022.

#Cologne Parallel to the major exhibition Discovered! Painting Techniques from Martini to Monet', the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud dedicates its Print Room to drawing as the basis of the artistś training and aesthetic education: Learning the Line - the art of drawing. Until 16 February 2022.


#curatorialfellow Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is looking for a Fellow with specific expertise in early modern Italian and/or French works on paper. This will be a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The ultimate goal for the Fellow is to achieve a deep understanding of the variety of skills needed to succeed as a curator of works on paper. Apply here! DL: 31 December.

#printfellow The University of San Diego seeks a Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints. This fellow is a key contributor to the University Galleries’ team. Responsible for coordinating most exhibitions in the Hoehn Family Galleries, advising on aspects of the University Print Collection, and supervising student interns, the Fellow works 4 days a week on site, and is offered one research day to pursue independently their own scholarship/teaching. Apply here! DL: 3 January 2022.

#job The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an Associate Curator or Curator of Prints with a broad knowledge of prints who can expand, diversify, and reinterpret existing canons and has an interest in printmaking before 1800 or pre 1950 America. Find the details here. Accepting applications as of 1 October 2021.


#cfp #photography The University of Heidelberg organizes a workshop on 17-19 February 2022 about 'Photography as Knowledge (Re-)Production in Twentieth-Century East Asia: A hybrid workshop on the history of photography'. The organisers invite 20-minute presentations from PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. DL: 22 december 2021.

#extendeddeadline #conference #colourprints On 23 and 24 June 2022 the conference 'Printing Colour and Colouring Prints in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Europe: Comparative Perspectives' will take place, organized by the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Check the link for the call for papers. DL: 30 November 2021.

#cfp #Fontainebleauschool The Bibliothèque nationale de France organizes two study days on 9-10 June 2022 to mark the end of a two-year research and cataloguing project centred on their rich collection of prints and drawings. The colloquium focuses on new research on the Fontainebleau School. The proceedings will be published in the online journal the Nouvelles de l’Estampe. DL for proposals: 4 December 2021.

#cfp The 36th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians (IPH) will be held in Krems/Donau, Austria from 17 to 22 August 2022. The congress, entitled 'Paper of Graphic Art', will focus on paper, whatever its source, used as the primary material for Graphic Art world-wide. Since books and their paper were the focus of numerous previous IPH meetings, the congress will now address graphic art on paper. Because of this, research on any paper is welcomed, so long as they may be connected with prints and drawings in various ways (including contemporary installations involving paper). Check the website for details. DL: 15 December 2021.


#conference On 2 and 3 December, The National Maritime Museum Greenwich and the University of Leeds host the online conference 'Arctic Photography, Film Exploration and the Archive'. More info and book your free spot here!

#colourprinting Don't miss: Early Colour Printing: German Renaissance Woodcuts by Elizabeth Savage, at 5:00pm, 7 December 2021 and The Complexion of the Chromolithograph: Colouring Skin in Victorian Print Advertising by Kirsty Sinclair Dootson. Sign up here.


#Publication and #presentation This Fall a two-volume catalogue of prints produced and published by the Liefrinck dynasty has appeared in The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish series. The Liefrinck family was a Netherlandish dynasty of printmakers that consisted of three generations and was active for over a century. From c. 1500 until the turn of the seventeenth century various family members were involved in printmaking and publishing, producing a highly diverse output. This fully illustrated catalogue brings together almost 400 woodcuts, etchings and engravings, including dozens of undescribed prints, states and editions. Compiler Jeroen Luyckx (Illuminare - KU Leuven) and editor Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) are delighted to invite you to the virtual book launch on Thursday 9 December 2021 at 17:00 CET. Sign up here.

#outnow Out now: 'Kikkers en Kaaskoppen' or 'Frogs and Cheeseheads', a book by Daniel Horst (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) on the perception of the Dutch in foreign cartoons and satires. Buy it here! From 18 November until 16 May, there is an accompanying presentation in the print cabinets in the Rijksmuseum.

#retirement After nineteen years Albert J. Elen retires from the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. At the museum he developed online collection catalogues, including the early Netherlandish drawings (2012), and organized exhibitions, including Rembrandt in Rotterdam (2006) and Bosch to Bloemaert (2014).


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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