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Renaissance Impressions

Renaissance Impressions

Discover the beautiful art of Chiaroscuro woodcuts as works are presented  from two of the finest collections in the world. Conceived as independent works or based on the designs of the greatest Renaissance artists such as Parmigianino, Raphael and Titian, you will see how this pioneering 16th-century printing technique breathed new life into well-known biblical scenes and legends; from Perseus slaying the Medusa to Aeneas Fleeing Troy, and the Miraculous Draught of Fishes.

Discover the beautiful art of Chiaroscuro woodcuts as works are presented  from two of the finest collections in the world. Conceived as independent works or based on the designs of the greatest Renaissance artists such as Parmigianino, Raphael and Titian, you will see how this pioneering 16th-century printing technique breathed new life into well-known biblical scenes and legends; from Perseus slaying the Medusa to Aeneas Fleeing Troy, and the Miraculous Draught of Fishes.

150 of the rarest and most exquisite examples of this forgotten art form have been brought together for this exhibition.  With a focus on the craftsmanship of its proponents in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, you will see how the chiaroscuro method was used to create the first colour prints that make dramatic use of light and dark.

Created by established artists for a wider public, they were collected and appreciated both as mementos of famous works in other media and in their own right for their sheer technical brilliance and visual power.


Royal Academy of Arts - How to get there?

Address:

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Nearest Tube Station:

Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

Directions from nearest tube:

Exit the station on to Piccadilly. Follow signs for Piccadilly Circus, and the Academy is on the left hand side.

Tube Lines:

Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria

Railway Station:

London Victoria

Bus Numbers:

14, 19, 22, 38

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Booking Dates

Attraction Opened: 13-Apr-2014
Booking Until: 08-Jun-2014

Opening Times

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 4.30pm

Friday: 10am – 10pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Age Restrictions

12 - 17 yrs (under 12 are free)

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pick Up Point

Please exchange your voucher at the Royal Academy ticket desk.