Lecture: “From Decorated Armor to Collectible Paper: the Beginning of the Printed Etching” on May 30, 2023 at 6PM

Lecture: “From Decorated Armor to Collectible Paper: the Beginning of the Printed Etching” on May 30, 2023 at 6PM

The Director of the Netherlands Interuniversity Institute for Art History (NIKI), Michael W. Kwakkelstein, in partnership with the Director of Art in Tuscany, Alessandra Baroni, has the pleasure to invite you to the lecture by Nadine Orenstein (Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Print, The Metropolitan Museum), entitled “From Decorated Armor to Collectible Paper: the Beginning of Printed Etching”.

The history of printmaking has been punctuated by moments of great invention that have completely changed the course of a medium. The beginnings of etching in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries in Europe represents one of those pivotal moments when etching moved out of the workshop of armor decorators and into those of printmakers and painters. Figures such as Daniel Hopfer, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, and Hieronymus Cock played pivotal roles in the history of the medium.

Nadine M. Orenstein

Dr. Nadine M. Orenstein is the Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawings and Prints in The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she has been active as a curator since 1992. She has written and lectured extensively on sixteenth and seventeenth-century prints and drawings. Her publications include Hendrick Hondius and the Business of Prints in Seventeenth-Century Holland (Rotterdam, 1996) and several volumes of the The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700. Her exhibitions include Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints (2001) co-organized with the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Hendrick Goltzius (1558 – 1617). Prints, Drawings and Paintings (2003), co-organized with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Toledo Museum of Art, Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine (2011), and The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers (2017), co-organized with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The Renaissance of Etching (2019 – 2020), co-organized with the Albertina, Vienna was awarded the 2020 IFPDA Foundation Book Award.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge. Pre-registration is required to guarantee seating or online attendance: