Gothic and Renaissance Prints

March 7, 1961 - March 15, 1961

This exhibition is the first of three which are to be held in the Colby College Art Museum during three successive years. This year’s exhibition deals with the first two centuries of print making in Europe, the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. At this time the processes of making woodcuts and engravings on copper were perfected and developed into a popular art form. The exhibition is designed to show the development from the Gothic to the Renaissance style in Germany, Italy, France, and the Netherlands. Among the major artists represented by original works are Mantegna, Dürer, Cranach, Holbein and Brueghel. Both the exhibition and the catalogue have been made possible by the members of the Friends of Art at Colby.