Albrecht Dürer Cruises Gutenberg’s Information Superhighway

Art Reviews New England Art News SeePastTechPublished April 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm No Comments
Global distribution of information developed by Gutenberg in 1440, printmaking, or the Renaissance information superhighway, leads to experimental new media art:
Albrecht Dürer: Virtuoso Printmaker
Saturday, November 21, 2009 – Monday, July 5, 2010
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Documenting the birth of Western Printmaking, when this experimental medium was considered inferior to painting, this dense, one-room show showcases Albrecht Dürer’s early Chinese-influenced work through his 1510+ incorporation of Italian painting techniques using light, shadow, and composition. See first-hand how new media art evolves from disparate cultures and seemingly unrelated disciplines into a tradition of masterworks. Gutenberg printmaking technology + Chinese-style woodcut + Italian chiaroscuro = Modern Fine Art Prints.

Thank you New Media Artist Albrecht Dürer.


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