Word and Image: Works on Paper from the 15th Through 20th Centuries

April 24, 2018 to November 25, 2018 | Level 2
15th-century German artist, David and the Ark of the Covenant, page from the Cologne Bible, late 15th century, published in Cologne, Germany, printed by Heinrich Quentell and Bartholomäus von Unckel, hand-colored woodcut on paper, Gift of the Dallas Print Society. 1937.18Ernest Howard Shepard, Pooh from Winnie-the-Pooh, date unknown, pen and ink on paper, gift of Leon A. Harris, Jr. in memory of Leon A. Harris, Sr., 1959.98Rembrandt van Rijn, Medea, or The Marriage of Jason and Creusa, 1648, published by Jan Six, etching and drypoint on paper, anonymous gift, 1990.113Salvador Dalí, A Caucus Race and a Long Tale, 1969, published by Random House of New York, 1969, lithograph, gift of Lynne B. and Roy G. Sheldon, 1999.183.5Eugène Delacroix, Macbeth and the Witches, 1825, published in L’Artiste, lithograph on paper, Foundation for the Arts, The Alfred and Juanita Bromberg Collection, bequest of Juanita K. Bromberg, 2000.183.FAJacques Callot, Pillage of a Farm and Devastation of a Monastery from The Miseries and Misfortunes of War, 1633, etching on paper, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Bromberg, 1963.159.6.FA

Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Word and Image: Works on Paper from the 15th Through 20th Centuries focuses on artists who blurred the boundaries between art and text. Biblical journeys, whimsical adventures, and cautionary tales are among the subjects depicted by artists including Pierre Bonnard, Rembrandt van Rijn, Eugène Delacroix, Olga Vladimirovna Rozanova, and Salvador Dalí. Artists began experimenting with etching and engraving techniques after the introduction of the printing press in 1440. The works on view in Word and Image explore this experimentation beginning in the 15th century and continuing to the breakthrough of new technologies in the 19th and 20th centuries.


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Admission is FREE.