Here it is Again! - Prints and Multiples Day Course
This day course, in conjunction with Christie's Prints and Multiples Sale, will focus on the art and history of printmaking with a focus on Western Europe and will be comprised of three sessions. The day will begin with a slide lecture covering the development, evolution and use of printmaking and provide an introduction to the great masters of print including the works of Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Blake, Cassat, Degas, Warhol and Celmins. This will be followed by a practical demonstration of the materials and techniques of prints and give clients the opportunity to witness and understand the differences and meanings of terms such as: relief printing, intaglio, etching, monoprint and engraving. Lastly, the day will end with the opportunity to see the available works in the Christie’s Prints and Multiples Sale in the company of one of Christie’s Prints and Drawing specialists.
11.00am - 12.30pm - Great Masters of Prints
Slide Lecture including the artists featured in the sale.
1.30pm - 2.15pm - Techniques of Print Making
Practical demonstration of the materials and techniques of printmaking.
2.30pm - 3.30pm - Sale Room Visit
Visit in the company of a Christie’s specialist.
This course will be delivered online via Zoom. All participants will receive information in advance about how to access the course before it commences.
What you will learn:
• Ability to engage with the subject printmaking
• Confidence in critically assessing and recognising the different techniques of printmaking
• An understanding and knowledge of the major artists working in print across the centuries
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.
Image: Sulking, Edgar Degas, ca. 1870, Credit : H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs H.O. Havemeyer, 1929