The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Old Masters in a New Home: Recent Acquisitions

August 19th – October 10th, 2005

This exhibition presents twenty-one exceptional recent acquisitions that illustrate master printmaking processes and aesthetic conventions as they developed between the 15th and 18th centuries as well as highlight the maturation of the medium’s enduring vocabulary. In the context of the history of Western art, the most traditional use of the term “Old Master” refers to a pre-modern canon of renowned European artists (mostly male) as well as to their creative output, works that are considered to be of indisputably high caliber and enduring resonance. Included in this exhibition are works by prominent artists such as Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Francisco de Goya, and Rembrandt van Rijn.